Aucuba japonica 'Shugetsu'
New Year Japanese Laurel
Item #: 13210
Zones: 7a to 9b
Height: 72" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
Aucuba japonica 'Shugetsu' (translated as 'New Year') is one of the most unusual Japanese aucuba selections we've grown. Almost certainly a tetraploid, Aucuba 'Shugetsu' shares many traits with tet daylilies...abnormally thick stems and foliage. The tree trunk-like stalk supports a 6' tall, vase-shape plant that's narrow at the base and widens slightly toward the tip. The 9" long evergreen leaves are very dark green with a wide golden central pattern and abnormally large for an aucuba...truly striking!