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kyleleonard

34. Salford.

Aucuba variegata 'Crotonifolia'

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
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kyleleonard

I grew this from a tiny cutting about 6 years ago..

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juliesgarden

Well done 👏

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kyleleonard

I also pinched it from a random bush in the wild @sylvietee!

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2017
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kyleleonard

Another photo of the spotted laurel

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2017
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kyleleonard

Does anyone know what these are? Seed pods or some sort of inedible fruit? I grew this from a cutting back in probably 2011/12 and it's the first time it's done this! Thanks 🌞

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icedance

Hi Kyle lovely specimen well done ✅ they are the berry which does need a male in the vicinity to pollinate and produce, be aware they are poisonous as is the foliage, do take care with pets can cause sickness and high temperatures hope that helps 🤔

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cazz47

Hi kyle according to Wikipedia even the birds avoid this fruit, also if cross pollinated with the reddish purple flowers of the male then the fruit can get quite large on the female plant. .safe to say you seem to have the female then 😆 @kyleleonard

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kyleleonard

Thanks guys! @icedance @cazz47 I won't eat it then! I was hoping maybe they'd be seed pods but at least it adds a bit of colour to the garden! Don't have any pets and there isn't as many cats around here as there used to be in the 90s/00s.. I took the cutting from a woodland, the original was huge! I know it's frowned upon but I don't mind, at the time it was more an experiment to see what I could grow from cuttings

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cazz47

Ahaha yep I'd avoid putting it on your bran flakes ☹ strange how even the birds won't touch it tho isn't it! The pigeons eat our cotoneaster berries and let me just put it in a polite way, the 'evidence' usually finds its way over my car!! 😷😩

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2016
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kyleleonard

This is one of my few successes from cuttings. Done around 2012

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blocherr

@kyleleonard 💇🏼 looking good!🍃😍

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2016
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kyleleonard

This was a cutting 4/5 years ago, now its starting to thrive

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