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Japanese Laurel

Large, lustrous green leaves are speckled with gold. Small purple-red flowers bloom in spring. Bright red berries are borne on female plants. An ideal plant to brighten a shady area. Prefers well-drained soil. Dense habit is perfect for hedges or background plantings.

Companion Plants

Carolina Cherry Laurel



Plant Details

  • Common name

    Japanese Laurel

  • Botanical name

    Aucuba japonica

  • Variety


  • Zone

    USDA Zone 6 (-10°F) to USDA Zone 10 (30°F).

  • Light

    Part sun

  • Height

    8-10' (2.5-3 m)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    Use all-purpose

  • Water

    Every other day

  • Bloom Time


  • Maintenance

    Apply mulch

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • Gayle S.'s collection