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Aucuba, Japanese Laurel 'Forest Green'

Aucuba japonica

Family: Garryaceae
Genus: Aucuba (AWK-yoo-bah) (Info)
Species: japonica (juh-PON-ih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Forest Green

Category:

Shrubs

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Provides Winter Interest

Smooth

Textured

Foliage Color:

Pink/Rose

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pink

Pale Green

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 16, 2018, RosinaBloom from Waihi,
New Zealand (Zone 1) wrote:

Aucuba japonica Forest Green is a hardy, shade-loving evergreen, dioecious shrub i.e. there are separate male and female plants. It is suited to dry, shady sites including coastal areas, and is hardy to frosts, but intolerant to full, hot sun and water logged soils.
The small female pink, star shaped flowers with green centres, are born in loose clusters in Summer - the male flowers appear in upright terminal panicles. The bright red oblong berries that grow only on female plants, stand out against the dark green serrated leaves in Winter.
Ideal in pots, mass plantings, and as hedging.





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