Aucuba japonica Variegata - Spotted Laurel 5Ltr.

Aucuba Japonica Variegata or Spotted Laurel is an evergreen variegated shrub.

This bushy, rounded evergreen shrub, is easily recognisable with its large, leathery, toothed leaves that are a speckled green and cream colour in the younger leaves and darker green and cream on the older leaves.

As this is the female form, it will produce small purple flowers in the spring which are then followed by red berries in autumn, but only if there is a male cultivar in the vicinity to allow pollination. Aucuba japonica 'Rozannie' and 'Golden King' are more than suitable pollination companions.

Please select the size and quantity of your Aucuba plant below.

If the tree size you require is not listed please call for current availability and delivery options as we are always updating the stock we have for sale at our tree nursery in Essex.

  • Pot Size : 5
  • £12.95

Availability: In Stock


Aucuba japonica Variegata - Spotted Laurel

Plant Information

  • Size: 5 litre pot.
  • Botanical name/s: Aucuba japonica Variegata
  • Common name/s: Spotted Laurel, Variegated Japanese Laurel
  • Flower / Foliage: Large glossy green leaves that are heavily spotted in a creamy yellow.
  • Plant type: Evergreen
  • Flowering period: Purple flowers in Spring time.
  • Mature height: 2.5m
  • Mature spread: Up to 2.5m
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Recommended usage: This eye catching shrub can survive in some of the most difficult garden environments. It's tolerant of pollution and salt laden winds. Commonly used as an informal hedge, borders and screening.
  • Nursery grown: Yes

After Care / Plant Maintenance

  • Once planted, Aucuba japonica will need watering throughout the first growing season, but make sure not to over / under water.
  • Check tree tie / stake isn't rubbing and / or too tight or too loose on the trunk.
  • Check for and remove any dead, decaying, diseased or crossing branch.
  • Remove any weeds from around the base of the Spotted Laurel tree (including grass).
  • Position/Aspect: All aspects.
  • Soil: Chalk, sand and loam.
  • Hardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK. 
  • Plant maintenance: Low maintenance. 

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How can I expect delivery from King & Co?

Overnight to your door

We can delivery to you anywhere in England and Wales via an overnight courier service (two days for Scotland & Ireland).

Via Online Shop

Orders placed via our Online shop if placed by 12 noon Monday –Thursday can be delivered to you the very next day. If placed on a Friday - Sunday delivery would be on Tuesday.

We deliver by national overnight courier service.

Should you require a specific delivery date, let us know in advance and we will arrange for your delivery to arrive on your required date.

Every tree and plant is packed to ensure your order arrives safely.

For large trees or quantities of trees and plants

Please phone us to discuss, we are usually able to deliver to you via a dedicated vehicle.

For local deliveries

We will deliver to you in our local area and we will be pleased to arrange this with you whilst you are visiting our Nursery or via the phone. We also provide a planting service.

Planting service

We have our own installation teams to carry out planting in Southern & Eastern England. Please call us to discuss, we are always happy to provide you a quotation.