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Japanese Aucuba


This broad-leaved evergreen is valued for its showy glossy foliage that is dark green with bright golden yellow centers and golden yellow dots on the edges. Excellent accent for shady areas.


Aucuba japonica 'Picturata' ('Aureo-maculata')

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Glossy

Leaf shape : Ovate

Leaf color : Variegated - Yellow centered with dark green edges

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : Insignificant.

Flower shape : Star-shaped

Flower color : Purple

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 4-6 ft.

Average size maturity height : 4-6 ft.

Cultural Information

Sunset zone : 4-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Partial Shade

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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