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Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia'

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Family: Cornaceae
Genus: Aucuba (AWK-yoo-bah) (Info)
Species: japonica (juh-PON-ih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Crotonifolia
Additional cultivar information: (aka Crotonoides)

One vendor has this plant for sale.

8 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Shrubs

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Variegated

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral pschey On May 30, 2010, pschey from Golden, CO wrote:

Just bought this plant at Home Depot and planted it. After reading comments on this site, I'm doubting that it will survive our Golden, CO winter. We are a zone 5. I wonder why Home Depot would even sell it in this area?

My lesson is to do my research before I buy....

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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East Haddam, Connecticut
Washington, District Of Columbia
Silver Springs, Florida
Winterville, Georgia
West Orange, New Jersey
Lebanon, Oregon
Sumter, South Carolina
Renton, Washington



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