Aucuba Japonica Picturata
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Aucuba Japonica Picturata

Aucuba Japonica Picturata

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Aucuba Japonica 'Picturata'

Aucuba japonica 'Picturata' is a slow grower that boasts brilliant glossy dark green leaves with yellow gold centers. This shrub thrives in partial to full shade. If a male pollinator is nearby, 'Picurata' might produce red berries! The glossy evergreen foliage of this aucuba will bring beauty to the backdrop any woodland garden or large border. A sturdy option to use as a screen, or makes an eye-catching centerpiece in a shady container when under planted with coleus or purple heuchera.   

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 5'
Mature Width: 5'
Flower Season: Spring
Sun: Full Shade to part sun
Hardiness Zone: 6 to 9
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
-10 to 0
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
-6.7 to -1.1

Aucuba is another plant that I remember growing up at my grandmothers house. The most useful aspect I've noticed with Aucuba is that it can survive and thrive in the most shady environment, for example, under a deck. The newer yellow Aucuba's are nice to mix with the older greener ones.