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where is the best place to locate aucuba
They're adaptable shrubs - they'll grow in most conditions, even in shade.
10 Jul, 2010
Indeed shade is their preferred sighting. It's an under-storey shrub in Japan.
Mine grows beautifully in a large pot in dry shade:-)
Mine gets sun most of the day! :-)
Green form Spritz or variegated?
I'll do better than that - It's Aucuba japonica 'Picturata', Fractal! ;-)
Blimey! One of the most variegated then :-)
Yep - it's like a huge ball of sunshine, even on the dullest day. :-)))
Sunglasses job eh? ;-))
Yes - and I love it, in spite of its bad habits...
1) dropping dead leaves underneath so I have to crawl in and clear them up, and
2) layering itself,
3) I need steps to prune the top!
I like the look of this variety. Bold but beautiful.
I'm going to google it, my beautiful bright variegated one doesn't drop leaves Spritz;-p
11 Jul, 2010
You're lucky, then, Ba! It's from the underneath - then they blow around and I have to clear them up frequently! It 'is' an old Aucuba - I inherited it. Maybe that's why? What do you think, Fractal?
Well, all evergreens drop their leaves around this time of year. The number of customers who over the years have said I want an evergreen because I don't want leaves lying round. I just say look under any holly, Rhododendron or Aucuba and guess what you will see?....
I have taken several calls and had as many face to face enquiries in the last few weeks about yellow leaves on shrubs such as Bay, Cherry Laurel, Photinia, Holly etc. It's always the old foliage further down the stem just dropping out.
Mine does it all year round - but it's a large healthy shrub, so I just tidy up when I cut the lawn edges, so I have a trug with me to pick them up.
I was going in for one-upmanship Spritz, mine probably loses the odd one lol:-)
LOL. Bet mine loses more than yours, Ba!!! Yah-boo! LOL.
:-p that's supposed to be sticking out tongue, someone on here showed me it.... not watching the football then? :-)
ME? Watch football? NO WAY...Can't stand it, Ba. I'd rather watch paint dry!
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