COMMON NAME: Aucuba
BOTANICAL NAME: Aucuba japonica
PRONUNCIATION: ah-CUBE-ah jah-PON-ih-kah
TYPE: Evergreen – Shade
HEIGHT: 5 - 6 feet
SPREAD: 5 - 6 feet
SPACING: 3 feet
HABIT: Upright on thick green stems. Yellow spots on long oval leaves. Native to Japan.
CULTURE: Shade, moist soil and good drainage.
USES: Background, coarse texture, screen or accent plant.
PROBLEMS: Scale, nematodes, mealy bugs, spider mites – although none of these are serious.
NOTES: Also available in green and dwarf forms.