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Aucuba japonica

26th January 2008

I was brought up to despise Aucuba, and I did a fair job of it for many years. It suffers from an association with gloomy Victorian shrubberies. It has taken me a while to appreciate its obvious qualities. It is easy to grow, tolerates dry shade and makes a dense evergreen screen. This plant has been through some difficulties over the years. I have dug it up and moved it, probably half a dozen times, but I think I am happy with it where it is now (or it may be on the move again).

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