Aucuba japonica 'Picturata'
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Aucuba japonica 'Picturata'


  family aucubaceae 
  genus aucuba 

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Genus  Aucuba Species  japonica Variety  Cultivar  Picturata Common names  acuba Family  AUCUBACEAE Specimen number  S11378 Data source  HtZn p82
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  6' - 10' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Partial to full shade Water  Moist, well drained Optimal soil texture  Loam Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 06-07 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 07a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-06 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Aucuba japonica 'Picturata' has a colorful display of berries in the fall and early winter. Acuba can survive cold winter nights that go as low as 0� Fahrenheit. This plant needs summer days with high heat. The best soil for this species has a texture that is loamy. This plant likes partial to full shade. It does well in moist, well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  yes Desirable qualities    Other interest  scarlet berries all winter Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Aucuba japonica 'Picturata' is a woody perennial. Leaves: Acuba has variegated leaves. This plant has leathery leaves up to 8" in size with gold markings.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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