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4.7 ⭐ Rating | 🚚 London Zones 1-4 | 💸 Free Delivery Over £50
⭐ Rated 4.7 | 🚚 London Zones 1-4 | 💸 Free Delivery Over £50

Botanical Name: Aucuba japonica

Aucuba Japonica - Japanese Laurel

Original price £14.99 - Original price £14.99
Original price
£14.99 - £14.99
Current price £14.99

Why we love it

Charmed by her elegant yellow spots?

  • Perfect to plant now: all our plants are perfect to plant now and we select perennials, so they'll live on year after year
  • Very low maintenance: full sun or partial sun? Don't stress, she'll be quite happy in either, the choice is yours!
  • Rich delight: her vibrant yellow spots create an eye-catching display!
  • Versatile: she's well-suited to almost any role, as a shrub in your flower bed, in hedges or especially container displays
  • Interesting all year: she grows purple flowers in spring which, when pollinated, give way to glossy, bright red berries!

Pot Size: 1L


Plant: height 40 cm x spread 30 cm

Nursery Pot: height 12 cm x diameter 14 cm


What our customers are saying...

I highly recommend to anyone who loves nature and may be stuck in a flat in the city

Nikhil, London

Lovely products and excellent service

Caitlin, London

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Aucuba Japonica - Japanese Laurel likes

Aucuba Japonica - Japanese Laurel likes

🌞 Light
Full shade, Partial shade

💦 Water

📐 Height & Spread
40 cm & 30 cm

🌵 Compost-type




Full shade, Partial shade


North–facing, West–facing, East–facing

Fully grown

1.5–2.5 metres


Flexible with their delivery times, plant arrived in immaculate condition

George G., London

Brilliant service, and the plant arrived in great condition (and as impressive as pictured)

Peter S., London



📆 Season of interest:
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

🌷 Flowering time:
April, May

🌸 Flower colour:

🌿 Foliage:


🍂 Foliage colour:
Variegated (Green & Yellow)

Bee friendly?


Wildlife friendly?


Pet safe?
Baby safe?



Introduced into England in 1783, the Japonica became widely cultivated as the "gold plant" by 19th-century gardeners. However, the plants being grown were female, prompting Robert Fortune's trip to newly-opened Japan in 1861 in search of a male. The mother plant was fertilized and displayed, covered with red berries, creating a sensation in 1891!



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