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Plant Varieties

Learn about 11 plant varieties and the planting information for each.

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aucuba is evergreen shrub with shiny green foliage
Photo 1 of 11This is an evergreen shrub with shiny green foliage accented with bright yellow centers and red berries.

Picturata Japanese Aucuba (1 of 11)

Aucuba japonica 'Picturata' – Picturata Japanese Aucuba
Evergreen shrub with shiny green foliage accented with bright yellow centers and red berries
Plant in partial to full shade
Avoid planting in areas with heavy deer concentrations
Plant in average garden soil that is well-drained; fertilize in spring
Height: 4-6 feet; Width: 4-6 feet
Hardy in USDA zones (6)7-10:
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in partial to full shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells, especially in winter; mulch in fall; may be deciduous and suffer some tip dieback in harsh winter.
Zone 7: Plant in fall; plant in partial to full shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells, especially in winter; mulch in fall.
Zone 8: Plant in fall; plant in partial to full shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells, especially in winter; mulch in fall.
Zone 9: Plant in fall; plant in partial to full shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells, especially in winter; mulch in fall.
Zone 10: Plant in fall; plant in partial to full shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells, especially in winter; mulch in fall.

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