15% off all calathea plants
Free Standard UK Delivery On All Orders
Rated 4.6 out of 5 By Thousands of Customers!
Join Our 'Gardeners Club' Free For Great Offers

Aucuba Crotonifolia - Shrub (9cm)

  • £9.99
  • RRP £11.49
Item out of Stock | Usually dispatched within 24 hours
Spot Products:
  • Rootgrow 60g Sachet - Highly Recommended to Ensure your Plant(s) get the Best Possible Start
      (More Info)
Pot Size: 9cm
Plant Height (Inc. Pot): 15-25cm
Water & Maintenance: Drought tolerant, easy to grow, low maintenance plants
Growth & Spread: Height 1.5m - 2.5m, Spread 1.5m - 2.5m
Flourishing Season: Flowering in April - May, berries in autumn
Characteristics: Evergreen foliage, large leaves with yellow-golden spots and speckles, bright red berries, hardy & versatile

Aucuba Japonica ‘Crotonifolia’ is an extremely hardy and versatile evergreen shrub which is popular for its bright foliage. It is also known as the ‘Gold Dust Plant’ or ‘Spotted Laurel’ or simply Japanese Laurel. It has some quite valuable features that make it suitable for plantation in different landscapes.

This compact medium-sized shrub has large leathery leaves, heavily spotted with yellow or golden colours. These brilliant speckled leaves fulfil the desire to have a garden illuminated on dull days. Aucuba Japonica is valued in floral shops for its variegation. One can recommend these shrubs as best shade plants that thrive in both cold winters and hot summers.

During autumn, you can spot red berries on the female plant but they are mildly toxic and have a bitter taste. Leaves need to be protected in hot summer from the burning sun. Plant it at a shady place in summer and provide full sunlight in winters.

Adding a decent loam-based compost as feed will enhance the brightness of its foliage. This Spotted Laurel blooms tiny purple flowers (not fragrant) on the female plant.

These plants are wind, pollution and drought tolerant which makes them adaptive to a balcony or a city garden. Use them as a hedge outdoors or in containers.

Aucuba Japonica Crotonifolia creates a lush tropical scenery in a cold winter garden.

Be the first to review Aucuba Crotonifolia - Shrub (9cm). Write a review

We will endeavour to dispatch your goods on the same day your order is placed if it is received before 7 am (Mon-Fri). If your order is received over a weekend it will be dispatched on Monday. We only ship to the United Kingdom.



Standard Delivery

Our free postage is available on all orders regardless of total price.

Express Delivery

Our express delivery service for £3.99 offers your items to be sent on a 24hr courier for orders you need urgently. (Please note DX do not deliver on Saturdays on most occasions)


Please click here to view the full information page for Delivery & Returns