@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Aucuba japonica 'Marmorata'
Marmorata Japanese Laurel
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Item #: 2302
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 'Marmorata' is an improvement over the older, scorch-prone Aucuba 'Crotonifolia'. This female selection of the dioecious Japanese laurel makes a 6' tall (10 years) evergreen shrub, clothed in green leaves which are heavily spotted yellow, giving a golden appearance from a distance. Assuming a successful liaison with a willing male, bright red fruits follow the flowers in fall/winter.