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Japanese Laurel in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Aucuba japonica

 

Japanese Laurel

A shrub that is often variegated and is an ideal hedging plant. The leaves are shiny and thick it produces purple or white flowers, dependant on variety, followed by shiny red berries.

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plant Features
  • Japanese Laurel likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Japanese Laurel likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Japanese Laurel is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Japanese Laurel likes free draining

    Free draining

 
Similar plants are available to buy from 2 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Japanese Laurel

Latin name

Aucuba japonica

type

Shrub

family

Garryaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Japanese Laurel likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Japanese Laurel is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Japanese Laurel likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Japanese Laurel likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Japanese Laurel is 2.50meters x 2.50meters 2.50 M 2.50 M

Aucuba japonica

A shrub that is often variegated and is an ideal hedging plant. The leaves are shiny and thick it produces purple or white flowers, dependant on variety, followed by shiny red berries.


Planting Outdoors

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant out in final position in a well draining position, it does not survive in a waterlogged site.

 

Flowering

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Accuba bears purple, yellow or white scented flowers in the spring.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 

Propagation by seed

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

In autumn sow seed in pots in a cold frame.

 
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