Aucuba japonica 'Longifolia'/Narrowleaf Aucuba, Japanese Aucuba

Aucuba japonica 'Longifolia' / Aucuba japonica 'Longifolia'
A lower growing aucuba with rather dense foliage
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A lower growing aucuba with rather dense foliage

Long, pointed leaves a hallmark of this species

Can not stand bright sun in afternoon and exposure to winds in winter

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Scientific Name: Aucuba japonica 'Longifolia'
Common Name: Narrowleaf Aucuba, Japanese Aucuba
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Purple
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: Grows best in organmic soils in light shade to shade. Winter shade is required. Its willow-like leaves are long and pointed. Small purplish flowers in followed by ovoid, red fruits on female plants in winter. Will tolerate mild drought periods.