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Long-leaved spotted laurel

Aucuba japonica f. longifolia

Long-leaved Japanese laurel

Aucuba japonica f. longifolia is a medium-sized, evergreen shrub species in the Garryaceae family. It has a compact growing habit and typically doesn't grow larger than 2.5m high and wide. This cultivar is termed dioecious and thus produces separate male and female flowers on individual plants. Foliage is long, narrow and oppositely arranged, dark green and glossy in appearance. Small, non-showy purple flowers are produced, followed by bright red ornamental berries in female specimens if pollination occurs. This cultivar grows well in most soils, with the exception of waterlogged soils, allow to dry out between waterings to reduce chances of root rot.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Autumn, Winter

Propagation

Cuttings
Semi-ripe cuttings.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Eastern Asia.

Environment

Light
Partial Sun, Full Shade
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Sand, Loam, Gravel, Chalk
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Garryaceae
Flower colour
Purples

Problems

Generally pest free.
Root Rot
Phytophthora spp.

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