Aucuba hedging plants (spotted laurel)

Aucuba, commonly known as spotted laurel or Japanese laurel, are versatile evergreen foliage plants that make an excellent broad-leaved hedge for almost anywhere in the garden. Happy in sun or shade, spotted laurel have large, glossy, leathery evergreen leaves, often heavily speckled with golden-yellow variegation. Their unique colour really comes alive in the depths of winter when the rest of the garden is looking a bit drab and dreary. New spring growth is fresh green, irregularly and generously splattered with yellow markings. As leaves mature, the background becomes a deeper green that contrasts beautifully with the yellow markings and by the winter plants have a ‘warm glow’, particularly in shade. Aucuba are slow growing with a rounded, bushy growth habit and tolerant of the salt-laden air of coastal gardens. Male varieties produce upright panicles of purple flowers, whilst female plants produce compact clusters of bright red berries if grown close to a male plant. Some of the varieties well suited to hedging are Aucuba Crotonifolia, Aucuba Golden King and Aucuba Variegata. Choose Aucuba Crotonifolia for gold-blotched, finely speckled leaves while Aucuba Variegata is an stunning variety that keeps its rich yellow variegation even in dense shade.

In stock
£9.99
2-3 litre pot
Wishlist
In stock
£11.99
2-3 litre pot
Wishlist
Buy Aucuba japonica Variegata (Spotted Laurel) online from Jacksons Nurseries
In stock
£10.99
2-3 litre pot
Wishlist

Product filters

By plant type
By flower colour
By flowering time
By foliage type
By position
By height
By spread
By growth
By hardiness
By soil type
By soil pH
By soil moisture
Price

Refine your search by expanding the filters above and selecting the relevant options.

 

Share this page: