Aucuba japonica, commonly called spotted laurel, is a rounded, shade-loving, evergreen shrub in the Garryaceae family, a small family that includes just two genera Garrya and Aucuba. It typically grows to 6-10′ (infrequently to 15′) tall, unless pruned shorter.
Taking Care of Aucuba japonica
Aucuba is a low maintenance shrub that requires very little attention or pruning.
Water well until established
. Container grown plants must be watered regularly. Mulch with organic matter in spring and add a general fertilizer.