Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' Hedge Plants
Acububa japonica 'Crotonifolia' embraces colour and structure throughout the year. It is the ideal choice of plant for your garden or outdoor space if you are looking to create a formal hedge. One of the key benefits to Spotted Laurel is that it is pollution tolerant, making it suitable and highly recommended in urban and suburban gardens. Spotted Laurel hedging grows on average 20-40cm per year, and we advise pruning this shrub to maintain shape during spring.
Acububa japonica 'Crotonifolia' is a reliable garden plant, as it grows well in most soil conditions, unlike other variegated species. Spotted Laurel will not lose its variegation even in shaded areas. However, please note, Acububa japonica 'Crotonifolia' is not suitable for extremely wet sites.
Like with other Laurel hedging, except Bay Laurel), the leaves and berries are harmful if eaten. If you are looking to grow a plant that provides edible produce such as berries, we have a variety of hedges with berries available to buy online or over the phone.
Whilst Spotted Laurel is a favourable choice from the Laurel family, Hedges Direct has other species available.These include Cherry Laurel, Portuguese Laurel, Laurel Etna, Compact Laurel and Laurel Caucasica. Please take a look at our Laurel Hedging Guide for more information.
Hedges Direct also has an extensive collection of Hedging with Colourful Foliage and Evergreen Hedging Plants available to buy online or over the phone.
Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' and the Laurel Hedging family are available to buy all-year-round.
Youll see our recommended planting densities for each size and root type listed in the product grid. We suggest that you use these as a guide, taking into consideration how long youre willing to wait to see your finished hedge. As a rough indication bare roots can be planted at anything from 3 to 7 per metre and cell grown between 4 and 6 - the higher densities here would need to be planted in a double staggered row or zig-zag.
For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section
Spotted Laurel is slow growing so requires minimal pruning if any. Pruning, if required should be done around April or May, however no pruning is required for around the first 5 years of growth.
is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Boxes (Bare roots and pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£4.99 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Pallets (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)||£60.00 delivery charge (orders up to £200 incl VAT)||Orders of £200 and over - FREE|
There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.)Delivery Time
- Please note that due to high demand, delivery times are currently 3-7 days. (Some trees will be 7-14 days delivery as standard - see product pages for delivery info). We are working through existing orders as quickly as possible but can now deliver new orders within this timescale.It's Convenient
- no need to wait in all day to sign, we don't need a signature (the odd, larger order may require a signature but will be delivered at a mutually agreeable time)It's Tried & Tested
- we use only couriers who have shown consistency in their efficiency & care
* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after
any discounts have been applied.
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