Aucuba himalaica var. dolichophylla


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Distinctive Chinese species with this variety being especially so with its narrow evergreen leaves well-measeled in creamy yellow spots. Clustered small red-purple flowers give way to large red fruit in fall which is just another bit of ornament for this tough plant which can tolerant dark shade and neglect. This brings a full helping of textural necessity to the shade garden.


Plant Type

  • Shrub
  • Evergreen

Mature Size


Hardiness Zones

  • Zone 7a (0 °F)
  • Zone 7b (5 °F)
  • Zone 8a (10 °F)
  • Zone 8b (15 °F)
  • Zone 9a (20 °F)
  • Zone 9b (25 °F)

Sun Exposure

  • Part Shade - Part Sun
  • Shade

Water Needs

  • Moist
  • Moderate
  • Dry

Bloom Time

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Deer Resistant Plants