Aucuba are easy to grow, will tolerate pretty much any soil that is moist but well-drained, can be grown in sun or full shade and are suitable for urban and coastal locations. During the first year water thoroughly once a week, allowing the soil to dry out between watering, decreasing to every other week once established. As it has a fairly slow growth rate pruning is not necessary on a regular basis, but can be done in early spring before the new growth arrives. Generally feeding is not required in the garden, but container grown plants can be fed once a month during spring and summer with a general-purpose, water-soluble fertiliser. Requires a male form to produce red berries in summer.