Laurel - Spotted

Spotted Laurel hedge plants

Spotted Laurel (Aucuba japonica crotonifolia) is a fantastic evergreen hedging plant and shrub. It is commonly known for its spotted leaves that are glossy, dark green with yellow spots. This variety of Laurel aslo has bright red berries from late summer to early spring and small maroon flowers in spring.

Spotted Laurel (Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia'), and also known as Japanese Laurel, is a fantastic garden shrub if you are looking to add colour and texture. A slow growing variety of the Laurel family, Spotted Laurel is used mainly to add decoration due to its stunning foliage of rich green leaves with large yellow splashes. They can be pruned into formal hedges or left to grow as a large shrub. Spotted Laurel are pollution tolerant so particularly suited to urban and suburban gardens. 

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  • Berry Colour Black
  • Deciduous No
  • Semi Evergreen No
  • Evergreen Yes
  • Flower Colour White
  • Grows Up To 3m
  • Has Berries Yes
  • Is Edible No
  • Is Native No
  • Intruder Proof No
  • Privacy Hedge Yes
Spotted Laurel is slow growing so requires minimal pruning. Any pruning should be done around April or May.

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Berry ColourBlack
Semi EvergreenNo
Flower ColourWhite
Grows Up To3m
Has BerriesYes
Is EdibleNo
Is NativeNo
Intruder ProofNo
Privacy HedgeYes

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