The Variegated Aucuba Shrub is a specimen bush to plant underneath a tree, since the evergreen plant loves the shade, too much sun can lead to leaf scorching and improper coloration. Native to Japan the Variegated Aucuba Bush, has recently become a widely used plant in the United States and Europe landscapes. The Variegated Aucuba plant will thrive in zones 6 through 9 making this plant extremely adaptable to many regions.
Variegated Aucuba Bushes are dioecious, the male plants produces small purple flowers and the female shrubs produces bright red berries. This shrub is a versatile plant that will grow in any environment as long as the light requirements for the Variegated Aucuba Bush are met. A slow growing evergreen shrub that only grows 8 to 10 ft tall, The Variegated Aucuba Bush, has 8 inch illustrious leathery leaves, and the variegation may differ from plant to plant making each plant one of kind. If a tropical getaway is your dream landscape, the Variegated Aucuba Shrub, is the plant for you, the large glossy variegated leaves will make you feel as if you are on the coast in the privacy of your own property.