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  • Japanese laurel
  • Eventual height: 1.5m
  • Eventual spread: 1.5m

Aucuba japonica 'Rozannie'

Japanese laurel

RHS award of garden merit
15% off selected winter interest
3 litre pot £14.99 £12.74
3 litre pot £14.99 £12.74
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  • 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, followed by large, bright red berries. This compact Japanese laurel is perfect for a small shady site. Tolerant of dry shade and urban-pollution, it has bisexual flowers, but if you want an even bigger crop berries, 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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