Aucuba japonica 'Suruga Benten'
Suruga Benten Japanese Laurel
Item #: 9715
Zones: 7a to 9b
Height: 48" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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Aucuba japonica 'Suruga Benten' is an old but rarely seen Japanese selection that is one of the most stunning clones we've grown. Aucuba 'Suruga Benten' forms a 4' tall x 4' wide specimen, clothed with 5" long x 3" wide, very serrated leaves with irregular green blotches on a leaf background that's screaming yellow. The new foliage is almost a pure yellow-cream. Aucuba 'Suruga Benten' is a male clone so for fruit you'll need to pimp out a willing female nearby.