Laurel - Spotted

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia'

From £8.99

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. 

More Information

  • 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.

1. Select Root Type

Bare Root 

Bare roots are young plants that are only planted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). We lift bare root plants and despatch them during the planting season but they can be pre-ordered in summer to guarantee your stock. As they are cheaper to grow, they are one of our most affordable hedge planting options and the cheapest way to plant a hedge.

Root Ball 

Root ball plants are also seasonal stock as they can only be lifted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). These plants are scooped out of the ground like an ice-cream using machinery to keep their root system intact and wrapped in bio-degradable, hessian sacks.  They are mature plants that provide dense coverage very early on, ideal for when you need a thick hedge quickly. Root ball hedging plants give an instant effect and are a cheaper alternative to instant trough grown hedging. 

Pot Grown 

Pot grown plants can be planted year round and they are our mose convenient option of hedging plants. They come in a wide range of sizes, from 10cm to 2.5m so they're suitable for the majority of planting requirements. From small 2L shrubs to large 15L extra tall hedging, there will be a pot grown plant for any garden type. 

Instant Hedging 

Our Instant Hedging is grown in troughs or bags that measure 50cm-1 metre in length and carefully clipped during the growing season to create a dramatic, instant hedge effect. If you are looking for a quick fix or an instant impact, Instant Trough Grown hedging is the solution for you. 

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  • Spotted Laurel 30/40cm 2L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    Spotted Laurel 30/40cm 2L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    20/40cm
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £8.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
  • Spotted Laurel 40/60cm 2L pot
    (Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia') Spotted Laurel 40/60cm 2L pot
    40/60cm
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £10.00
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
  • Spotted Laurel 40/60cm 5L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    Spotted Laurel 40/60cm 5L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    40/60cm
    5L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £16.00
    Planting Density:
    3 per metre
  • Spotted Laurel 60/90cm 5L pot
    (Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia') Spotted Laurel 60/90cm 5L pot
    60/90cm
    5L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £19.99
    Planting Density:
    2 per metre
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More Information
Berry ColourBlack
DeciduousNo
Semi EvergreenNo
EvergreenYes
Flower ColourWhite
Grows Up To3m
Has BerriesYes
Is EdibleNo
Is NativeNo
Intruder ProofNo
Privacy HedgeYes

Delivery Information

  • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
  • Our delivery lead time is currently within 3-7 days.
  • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £4.99 (box delivery).
  • Orders requiring a pallet delivery, free delivery over £200 or a £60 pallet charge if the order is under £200.
  • Bespoke deliveries that require a dedicated vehicle is a charge of £300 or free on orders over £1000.
  • We can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man, but the delivery cost will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on

For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 please call or email us to agree a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

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