Aucuba japonica 'Lancifolia'

Japanese Aucuba

Plant Type:

BROADLEAF EVERGREEN SHRUBS

Aucuba japonica ‘Lancifolia’ – 6 available. This is basically one of the forms that fits into the catch-all of A. j. var. longifolia (aka ‘Longifolia’). This form displays 5” to 6” long dark green leaves approximately one-inch wide with some noticeable widely-spaced serrations.'Lancifolia' may grow larger in the south.


Height:

4-6 ft

Spread:

4-6 ft

Characteristics and Attributes for Aucuba japonica 'Lancifolia'

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Light

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade
  • Shade

Attributes

  • Massing
  • Foundation
  • Border
  • Specimen
  • Potted Plant
  • Shrub Border
  • Foliage
  • Woodland
  • Hedge
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Greenhouse / Alpine House
  • Hedgerow
  • Evergreen

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Draining
  • Fertile
  • Organic

Origins

  • Japan

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Aucuba

The Japanese Aucuba now comes in many different forms. They are very useful broadleaf evergreens where they can be grown making beautiful hedges, components in foundation gardens or in mixed company. They prefer siting in dappled to fully open shade but can tolerate some morning sun. Winter shade is a basic need for healthier looking foliage; winter sun can wash out foliage making the leaves look sickly. All Aucubas prefer fertile draining soil with added organic matter. They can tolerate some drought once established. All of the following cultivars are cutting grown.