Laurel Rozanne (Aucuba Japonica Rozannie)
Laurel Rozannie (Aucuba Japonica) hedging plants are delightful compact evergreen plants with elegant lance shaped, glossy dark green leaves that have a gentle serration towards the tips. Growing to approximately 150cm in height with a naturally rounded habit, these hardy plants produce small clusters of reddish-purple flowers in April and May, followed by large decorative bright red berries in Autumn that can last all the way through to Spring – wonderful for the birds and the bees! It is no surprise that this smashing plant is the recipient of the Award of Garden Merit by Royal Horticultural Society.
Laurel Rozannie make a great, low maintenance addition to a garden in a shaded or semi-shaded spot. They are perfect for planting in areas where some other plants may fail due to lack of direct sunlight. Ideal for hedging, or planting on banks and slopes or in mixed borders. Try underplanting with Spring bulbs, or with Brunnera, Heuchera or Geums for splashes of contrasting colour in your garden.
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We deliver these plants to you in the pots they are grown in, because there is no root disturbance they can delivered and planted all year round with excellent results.
For best results with Laurel Rozannie (Aucuba Japonica) hedging plants plant them in full or partial shade. They simply require dead heading and a light trim after flowering to retain the symmetry of the plant. They require soil that is moderately fertile, moist but well-drained until they are established, when they will tolerate slightly drier soil. They will not thrive in soil that becomes waterlogged.
How to grow Laurel Rozannie
Position: Full shade / partial shade
Soil and site: Moist, well drained
Flowering time: April-May
Growth rate: Moderate
Ultimate height and spread: 150cm, spread to 150cm
Aftercare: Water well until established, avoiding soil becoming waterlogged. Prune in Spring to maintain their naturally rounded shape.