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    06 / 13 / 2015

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Does anyone know the name of this shrub? it is evergreen, does not flower, has waxy but thin leaves and grows up to 8 ft tall, and likes morning sun and afternoon shade. This has been a big mystery for us – would love for someone to tell us what this shrub is?!


  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    You’re welcome jesstuman1!.

    June 18th, 2015 at 12:35pm

  • jesstuman1 Apprentice says:

    Oh thank you Laura735! I was so confused as the picture looked EXACTLY like the picture of my cultivar. But so good to know that there are other cultivars that grow bigger. Really appreciate both yours and pdstotts responses. Thank you so much. I will look into the these other cultivars and try and match them to what I have.

    June 17th, 2015 at 7:21pm

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    pdstotts is probably right about Aucuba japonica. From what I learned, A. japonica’s other dark leagreen leaves cultivars like ‘Crassifolia'(male), ‘Macorphylla'(female) and ‘Serratifolia’aka ‘Dentata’. These are in 4- 6ft range, but can eventually grow to 10ft. In the native Japan A. japonica in ideal growing they can go even grow taller.Best wish.

    June 17th, 2015 at 7:33pm

  • jesstuman1 Apprentice says:

    In doing more research, I am not sure that this is Aucuba japonica as the size of the plant is too small, the shrub that I have grows upward of 10 feet. Any other ideas anyone?

    June 17th, 2015 at 10:59am

  • jesstuman1 Apprentice says:

    Hi there pdstotts – thanks so much for the tip — I did a little more research and I found out that it was Aucuba japonica, and the cultivar is “Rozannie”. You are the best!! thank you so much for your help…..Mystery solved (and so thnkful….this has driven me crazy for the last week). Best, Jessica

    June 16th, 2015 at 6:34pm

  • pdstotts Green Thumb says:

    though the Aucuba I know of have variegated foliage and do flower… small flowers not very noticeable

    June 16th, 2015 at 5:57pm

  • pdstotts Green Thumb says:

    Acuba perhaps?

    June 16th, 2015 at 5:20pm

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