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Hosoba Hoshifu Aucuba*

Aucuba japonica 'Hosoba Hoshifu'

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Hosoba Hoshifu Aucuba (Aucuba japonica 'Hosoba Hoshifu') at Walton's Garden Center

Hosoba Hoshifu Aucuba foliage

Hosoba Hoshifu Aucuba foliage

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  6 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Other Names:  Japanese Aucuba, Japanese Laurel


This stunning evergreen solves the problem of low light areas; deep dark green foliage with vivid yellow variegation; ideal as an interior accent; drought tolerant once established; protect from cold winter winds

Features & Attributes

Hosoba Hoshifu Aucuba's attractive glossy pointy leaves emerge light green, turning dark green in color with distinctive yellow spots and tinges of buttery yellow throughout the year on a plant with an upright spreading habit of growth.

This is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen houseplant with an upright spreading habit of growth. This plant can be pruned at any time to keep it looking its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Hosoba Hoshifu Aucuba can be expected to grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.



* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

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