Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' hedging is a wonderful evergreen that gets its common name, Spotted Laurel, from the golden splashes of colour against dark green glossy foliage. Red berries top off the display that this popular variety delivers.
Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia', also known as the Spotted Laurel or Japanese Laurel, is most popular for its large green leaves that are splattered with golden yellow. In the summer large red berries sit neatly with the colourful foliage.
Ideal as a privacy screen, windbreak and noise barrier Aucuba is a useful shrub for gardens. Japanese Laurel creates a good dense hedge and is suitable for both formal and informal situations. This is one of the varieties we strongly recommend for shade.
Grow alone for a consistent look or combine with other hedging shrubs to create a tapestry effect.
Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' has a slow to average growth rate of approximately 20-40cm pa. Spotted Laurel is ideally maintained between 1.5-4m.
Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' provides a colourful evergreen feature that is fairly low maintenance. It is best pruned after flowering in the summer time. Please view the Best 4 Hedging Care and Planting instructions in our Advice section.
For information on planting density please see the product table above. In the 'No. Per Metre' column you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.
Spotted Laurel Hedges are available to purchase year round as Pot Grown plants.
Mostly, our Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' hedges are UK grown by our experts who have a combined knowledge of nursery growing that spans generations. When we occasionally source Spotted Laurel from outside of the UK, we make every attempt to guarantee our suppliers are unbeaten on quality. At best4hedging we strive to make sure that your plants reach you in the freshest condition and that they are of the highest quality, whilst safeguarding our great prices. Rest assured, you can buy Japanese Laurel hedging plants online with absolute confidence.