Top Questions About Aucuba Plants

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Questions About Aucuba Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
December 23, 2010

Q. Gold-Spotted Aucuba

I am curious as to what I may have done to have all the leaves of my Aucuba plant to fall. It once was very full and hardy, but now it looks like a closed umbrella. Is there a way to reverse this?

Answered by
tammyatnewleafplants.com on
January 1, 2011
A.

Either you are having a harsh winter, there is stress (most likely drought) on the plant, or you have an infestation of the little sneaky scale insect (common on Acuba. Much gardening and other advice at http://www.newleafplants.com under the articles link

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 26, 2013

Q. Can Japanese Aucuba Be a Tree?

I have one that is about 4 to 4 1/2 feet tall and maybe 4 ft wide. It is really full and lush, but I was thinking about making a small tree out if it. . . . is this a good idea? Can I remove the lower branches without ruining the shape up top? I’m in Roy, Washington.

Answered by
Anonymous on
September 29, 2013
A.

Depending on the variety of your plant, it may get as tall as 15', or stay closer to 5'. If your acuba is planted in the landscape, you might want to pursue making a tree with a container acuba. It’s always interesting what plants can do when ‘invited’ to grow in a different form.

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Asked by
patwchin on
June 8, 2014

Q. why are my Japanese aucuba leaves turning yellow and dropping

Experienced a harsh winter with a lot of snow and ice.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
June 10, 2014
A.

Aucuba is not reliably hardy in your zone, and the stress of a harsh winter can lead to many diseases. This article will tell you more: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/pp/notes/Ornamental/od21aucuba/od21aucuba.htm

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Asked by
June on
July 5, 2015

Q. Aucuba plants

I have a problem with my 2 Aucuba plants. They are in the same large pot. One is thriving and the other’s leaves are drooping. The pot is under the front porch roof. It gets sun in late afternoon for a short time. Could it be an air pocket?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 6, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Check your watering and make sure your watering the pot evenly.
Tamp down the soil if you think it could be air pockets.

Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/aucuba/aucuba-plant-care.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 30, 2016

Q. Aucuba Japonica Variegata (Gold Dust)

We want to transplant one of these shrubs to a location in the garden where it can serve as a screen to our neighbor’s back door. It is currently in a confined space next to an evergreen tree so it has some height, about 5 ft but is only about 2 ft wide. When is the best time to transplant this shrub and what did we need to do to ensure it adapts and takes in its new space – fertilize? Trim? New soil? Compost?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 30, 2016
Certified Expert
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I would recommend transplanting in the fall. Dig as large of a root ball as you are able to handle.
Make sure you dig the new hole twice as large as the root ball and keep the plant at the same level as it was previously.
Water daily for at least two weeks, then you can cut back.

Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/aucuba/pruning-aucuba-shrubs.htm

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Asked by
Kaylastahl95 on
February 22, 2017

Q. Plant Identification

Could you help me identify this plant? Thanks!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
February 23, 2017
Certified Expert
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Your plant is a Aucuba.

Here is a link with more information on this plant.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/aucuba/aucuba-plant-care.htm

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Asked by
gramm on
June 12, 2017

Q. Aucuba tree

My Aucuba tree that I have had for many years, now all the leaves on the branches are
turning brown from the top. it looks like it is dying but have no idea what to do.
Thanks for your help – Louise sorry unable to show photo at this time

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 15, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

This could be a watering issue, pests or disease.
This link will help you pinpoint the issue.

https://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/pp/notes/Ornamental/od21aucuba/od21aucuba.htm

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