Common Name Acuba

Botanical Name Aucubaceae Japonica

Category Shrub-Broadleaved

USDA Cold 6-8

Hardiness Zone

Flowers Small white; red berries in fall

Normal Bloom Time Spring

Foliage Oval, deep green to variegated

or a dusty green / gold Special Features

Mature Size 10' H X 10' W Evergreen:

Growth Rate Slow Attracts Butterflies:

Sunlight Requirements Part Sun to Dense Shade Attracts Hummingbirds:

Soil Requirements Sandy loam, well fertilized Has Fragrance:

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist Produces food for Birds:

Maintenance Level Low - prune to shape and Drought Resistant:

Special Considerations Competes readily with tree Native Plant:

roots, can easily be planted under trees. May need winter Good Fall Color:


protection. Aggressive:

Can be Invasive:


Deer "Resistant":
Description / Comments

Very low maintenance. Does well under tree canopy or next to buildings.

Suggested varieties: Variegata - this is the female plant. Best to have one male

plant with each 3-5 female plants. Yellow flecked foliage. Crassifolia (male): large

green leaves. Serratifolia (female); large green leaves and produces heavy fruit.

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( This page created by the Cumberland County Master Gardeners Association as part of their Favorite Plants for the Plateau CD )