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Aucuba japonica Crotonifolia 60cm 10L
(Spotted Laurel)

£50.00 £42.50

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Great for wildlife
April - May
2.5m x 2.5m (10 years+)
Partial Shade, Shade, Sun
Award Winner
Fully Hardy

Aucuba japonica ‘Crotonifolia’ or Spotted Laurel as it is also known is an evergreen shrub that will provide year round interest with it’s attractive green foliage splashed with gold. Being such a versatile shrub it can grown almost anywhere in the garden, including those difficult to fill shady areas. It is often used as an informal hedge due to it’s dense rounded habit. It’s no wonder this superb variety holds an RHS Award of Garden Merit!

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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.  

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