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  • Eventual height: 1.5m
  • Eventual spread: 1.5m

Aucuba japonica 'Rozannie'

Japanese laurel (Female)

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
3 litre pot £19.99
  • Position: full sun to full shade
  • Soil: any garden soil (except waterlogged soils)
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Lustrous, dark green leaves and small clusters of red-purple flowers in April and May, are often followed by large, bright red berries. This compact Japanese laurel is perfect for a small shady site, and is tolerant of dry shade and urban pollution. It has bisexual flowers, so will usually produce some berries without the need of a pollination partner, but if you want an even bigger crop, try planting it alongside a 'male' variety.

  • Garden care: To promote bushy growth prune straggly branches in spring. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant after pruning.
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