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Any of several Asian evergreen shrubs of the genus Aucuba, especially A. japonica, grown as an ornamental chiefly for its glossy, leathery leaves.

[New Latin Aucuba, genus name, from Japanese dialectal aokiba; akin to Japanese aoki : ao-, green + ki, tree (from its green twigs ).]


(ˈɔːkjəbə; ɔːˈkjuːbə)
(Plants) an ornamental evergreen Japanese laurel
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Noun1.aucuba - hardy evergreen dioecious shrubs and small trees from JapanAucuba - hardy evergreen dioecious shrubs and small trees from Japan
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Cornaceae, dogwood family, family Cornaceae - a rosid dicot family of the order Umbellales including: genera Aucuba, Cornus, Corokia, Curtisia, Griselinia, Helwingia
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Others which require a male to pollinate the fruit-bearing female include sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides), Aucuba japonica and Viburnum davidii, while trees and shrubs that bear ornamental fruit without needing two plants include Arbutus unedo, crataegus, malus, sorbus, pyracantha, cotoneaster, euonymus and berberis.
Elaeagnus and Aucuba are strategically placed to provide an evergreen winter screen to hide next doors conservatory and I also included a couple of buddleias for the bees and butterflies.
Aucuba Japonica Gold Dust has stout evergreen stems and oval glossy gold speckled leaves; it grows to 2.
on Aucuba japonica, (Compere 1926); Pseudaulacaspis pentagona (Tarigoni-Tozzettii), (Girault 1916a; Gahan 1942; Tachikawa 1958; Ferriere 1965; Darling & Johnson 1984; Liao et al.
Shrubs with cream or gold variegation can really help to bring light to gloomy areas - good performers are holly, Euonymus, Eleagnus and Aucuba.
Below the gable were a group of variegated aucuba bushes (my wife's favorites), so to protect the leaves from paint drips, I draped them with a plastic drop cloth.
For non-natives, she's found that Japanese aucuba (Aucuba japonica) performs beautifully under her redwoods--its yellow-flecked leaves brighten the shaded understory.
Taller shrubs would include: Sarcococca confusa (Christmas Box - fragrant flowers through winter), Skimmia, Aucuba, Mahonia, Pieris, Daphne, some Fuchsias like the shade too Q I would like to build a raised border on my patio, do I have to dig up some of the slabs or can I just build on top of it?
So plant some specimens which the birds will leave alone, such as Skimmia, Aucuba and the guelder rose (Viburnum opulus), which tend to be their least favourites.
Grow rhododendron and azaleas if the soil is acid, or hardy fuchsias, mahonia, euonymus, elagnus and aucuba, which will adapt as long as they're watered well.
A large shade garden is filled with azaleas, hostas, camellias, aucuba, and dozens of varieties of hydrangeas.