|Latin Name||Aucuba japonica 'Variegata'|
|Common Name||Japanese Laurel|
|Position||North, east or west facing aspect. Sun, partial shade or full shade. Exposed or sheltered|
|Soil||Well-drained or moist but well drained. Acid, neutral or alkaline|
|Rate of Growth||Moderate|
|Garden Care||Generally trouble free.|
|Pruning||Remove any growth that spoils the shape of the shrub|
An evergreen shrub with large glossy green leaves which are heavily spotted with creamy yellow. A female variety which carries red berries after the insignificant dark purple flowers if a male clone is nearby. Grows in all situations but best out of full sun. Ingestion of all parts may cause stomach upset.