Aucuba Plants

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  6. Plant Identification
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Asked by Anonymous on December 23, 2010
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?

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tammyatnewleafplants.com

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
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.

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Anonymous

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
Why Are My Japanese Aucuba Leaves Turning Yellow and Dropping

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

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theficuswrangler

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
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?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
Plant Identification

Could you help me identify this plant? Thanks!

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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