Spotted Laurel

Thu, Apr 10, 2008


Spotted Laurel - Aucuba

Latin name: Aucuba

Description: Much used by the Victorians for its toughness and the fact that it looks somewhat like the more tropical Croton (Codiaeum). This is a tough, hardy, evergreen shrub with stout woody stems. ‘Crotonifolia’ has glossy dark green leaves that are heavily mottled and spattered with creamy yellow, giving it a very ornamental look. They take to pruning well if they get out of hand.

Very hardy and tolerant of almost anything

Height: 2-3.5m

Position: Full sun to dappled shade

Soil: Any well drained soil with added organic matter

Water: Very drought tolerant once established

Usage: Excellent for lighting up dingy corners of the garden and of course your day!

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