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Aucuba japonica 'Picturata' | Japanese laurel 'Picturata' - 100-110cm, 10lt

Aucuba japonica 'Picturata' | Japanese laurel 'Picturata' - 100-110cm, 10lt

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Aucuba japonica 'Picturata' is a dense, vigorous, rounded, evergreen shrub with variegated, elliptic, leathery, glossy, dark green leaves with golden yellow centres and speckles. Small, purple flowers bloom in early spring and are followed by red berries on female plants in autumn, persisting on branches until spring. Aucuba japonica 'Picturata' prefers organically rich, moist, well-drained soils, but can adapt to a wide range of soils, even poor ones, but not waterlogged. It thrives in partial shade to full shade. It tolerates full sun, but in hot summer climates it appreciates afternoon shade. Once established, resistant to drought. It can withstand frost, but needs to be sheltered from harsh winds. It is tolerant of urban pollution and coastal conditions. Generally, pest-free and disease-free. Low maintenance plant. Spotted Laurel 'Picturata' is a beautiful, tough shrub, perfect as a specimen plant in cottage and urban gardens. Great for shrub borders, foundation plantings, and hedges and screens. Suitable for growing in containers.
  • Common Name

    Spotted Laurel

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    East Asia and Japan

  • Flower

    small, purple flowers

  • Foliage

    variegated, elliptic, leathery, glossy, dark green leaves with golden yellow centres and speckles

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


East–facing or North–facing or South–facing or West–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full shade, partial shade, full sun

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained

Growing Period




all year



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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.

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