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Variegated Japanese Aucuba

 

This variegated cultivar is the best known aucuba. It has the same striking appearance as the species however the dark green glossy foliage is heavily spotted with yellow, giving an overall yellow-green appearance. Usually slower growing than the species. Tolerance of shade make this plant useful for brightening up dark spots.

Aucuba japonica 'Variegata'

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Fruit Characteristics

Fruit width : 3/4<>

Fruit length : 3/4<>

Fruit type : berries

Fruit season : Fall-Winter

Fruit color : Bright red

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Polished, thick, soft

Leaf length : 3-8"

Leaf width : 1 1/2- 3"

Leaf shape : Elliptic; toothed

Leaf color : Variegated - Dark green heavily spotted yello

Flower Characteristics

Flower color :Purple

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 6-10 ft.

Average size maturity height : 6-10 ft.

Growth rate : Moderate

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : -10 to -5 F( Z6a)

Sunset zone : 4-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Partial Shade

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes