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Aucuba japonica 'Marmorata' | Variegated Aucuba 20-35cm - 3lt

Aucuba japonica 'Marmorata' | Variegated Aucuba 20-35cm - 3lt

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Aucuba japonica 'Marmorata' is a remarkable evergreen shrub that is popularly grown for its attractive foliage. This Japanese native plant belongs to the Garryaceae family and can grow up to 10 feet tall and 8 feet wide in ideal growing conditions. The Marmorata cultivar is loved by many for its unique variegated leaves that feature a bright green color splashed with creamy-yellow blotches. This shrub is ideal for planting in outdoor gardens, where it can be used for hedging, screening, or as a standout specimen plant. Like most Aucuba japonica species, the Marmorata cultivar is a low-maintenance plant that prefers partial to full shade with well-draining soil. It can thrive even in areas with high humidity and can withstand moderately cold temperatures (up to -10°C). The foliage of Aucuba japonica 'Marmorata' is its standout feature. Its leaves are leathery, glossy, and ovate, with finely toothed edges. The creamy-yellow blotches on its leaves are marbled, giving it a beautiful, unique appearance. Its leaves remain through the winter, providing interest and structure in the garden. While the plant does produce small flowers, they are insignificant, and it is primarily grown for its foliage. The shrub is not only beautiful but also helps to improve air quality, as it removes pollutants transmitted by synthetic materials. Aucuba japonica 'Marmorata' is relatively easy to grow, making it ideal for gardeners of all experience levels. It is an attractive and durable plant that provides year-round interest in any outdoor space. Whether grown as a hedge, accent, or as part of a mixed border, this plant is sure to add a touch of elegance to any garden.
  • Family


  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    Speckled, glossy, insignificant, red fruit

  • Foliage

    Variegated, glossy, green, yellow, white

  • Maturation period

    3-5 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

15 meters

Mature Width

12 meters

Shape / habit

Preferred Location


Partial to deep shade tolarates full shade

Soil Type

Moist, well-drained, acidic soil

Soil moisture

Growing Period







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About Us

During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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