Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia'Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia'

Common Name: Spotted Japanese Laurel

Bloomtime: Spring to early summer

Exposure: Part, light or full shade

Height: 1.5-3.0 m (5-10')

Spread: 1.5-2.5 m (5-8')

Water: Average to moist, well drained

Hardiness: Zones 7-9

Zone: 6

Deer Resistant: May be damaged by deer, recovers well

Attracts Butterflies: Attracts butterflies

Drought Tolerant: Drought tolerant once established

Characteristics: Large, bushy, evergreen shrub or small tree, Glossy, leathery, dark green leaves are heavily spotted and speckled with gold, Small purple male and female flowers on separate plants, red berries on female plants, Useful as a hedge, screen, specimen or as a patio or container plant