Aucuba japonica 'Hosoba Hoshifu' (Variegated Aucuba)

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'Hosoba Hoshifu' is a female cultivar of Aucuba japonica, also known as Japanese laurel, a showy evergreen shrub that grows well in shady locations to 4-6' tall and slightly more narrow, producing long, shiny green leaves speckled liberally with bright yellow spots. As a female cultivar, 'Hosoba Hoshifu' will also produce showy red berries when planted near a male plant.

As a shady, ornamental evergreen that prefers things on the drier side, Aucuba japonica 'Hosoba Hoshifu' makes an excellent addition to shaded beds, woodland gardens, or as a foundation plant. Aucuba japonica is also tolerant of salt and drought, adding the benefit of hardiness to its striking foliage, and making it a very versatile landscape addition.

Mature Plant Height: Tall: 49-72"
Full Shade (less than 4 hours of sun) and Part Shade/Sun (4-6 hours of sun)
Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry and Well-drained
Soil Type: Average
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: Red
Foliage color: Variegated:Green/Yellow
Features: Berries, Fall Color, and Winter Interest
Tolerances: Deer Tolerant, Rabbit Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Shade Tolerant, and Dry Shade Tolerant
Garden Type: Small Space, Container, Foundation Planting, Border/Screen, and Woodland Garden

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