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Aucuba japonica Rozannie


Japanese Laurel

Shade tolerant evergreen shrub with clusters of bright red berries on female plants

The clusters of bright red berries that appear on the this neat, rounded evergreen are like Christmas come early in the garden. They are set off beautifully by the glossy, deep green leaves.


Great for the middle of a border, or as a screen, this easy to please shrub is happy in sun or even dense shade and any soil. It can also be grown in a large container.


Water in dry weather until established. Use a good quality loam based potting compost for container growing. Trim to shape in late spring if required. This plant has both male and female flowers. For best berry production plant with a 'male' plant.

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Winter
Flowering April - April
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 50 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 50 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 25 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Patio container, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant, City garden, Courtyard garden, Banks and slopes

Check store availability

Aucuba japonica rozannie £12.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From March to September