Aucuba japonica 'Serratifolia'

Sawtoothed Japanese Aucuba

Evergreen Shrub

This evergreen shrub with glossy, deep green foliage and serrated edge tolerates dry shade; an extremely valuable and sought after trait. It pairs nicely with finer, delicate textures such as ferns or shade-loving plants with light foliage such as Brunnera 'Jack Frost' or hostas in bright tones or with variegated foliage.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Deep Shade, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low


Size: 42 - 72 tall x 42 - 72 wide
Shape / Form: Rounded
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Attractive Foliage, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest

Foliage Color: Green

Fruit Description: Red

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Erosion Control, Hedges and Screens, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Deep Shade, Dry Shade, Low Water / No Water
Wildlife: Birds

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos