Irish wildflowers

Spotted Laurel, Aucuba japonica
Photographs: Kinsale, Co.Cork

Spotted Laurel
Aucuba japonica
Family: Cornaceae

Evergreen shrub. Garden escape or relic of cultivation.

Tiny flowers produced in spring. Autumn berries usually only produced
if both male and female plants present but bisexual varieties are available.
Large glossy leaves, frequently with yellow markings. Height: To 2m +.
Tolerates poor growing conditions and polluted areas.

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