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Spotted Laurel Hedge Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia'

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Spotted Laurel Hedge Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia'

From: 18.99
Spotted Laurel is also referred to by its Latin name Aucuba japonica Crotonifolia. It is a remarkable evergreen hedge plant that boasts glossy, thick, dark green foliage with distinctive yellow spots and vibrant red berries from late summer to early spring, and small maroon flowers in spring. Click here for more information.More Information
  • 12 Month Plant Guarantee
  • Average Growth Rate
  • Purple Flowers
  • Evergreen
  • Grows to 3m
  • Has Berries
  • Planting Conditions: Suitable for normal, Chalk and Clay Soils in Full Sun or Semi Shade. Inland, Exposed or Coastal Sites
  • Growth Rate: expect average growth between 20cm and 40cm per year
  • Height: grows upto 3 metres in height
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Bare Root

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Pot Grown

Root Ball

Root Ball

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Instant Hedging

Step 2 - Select Size & Quantity:

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Planting Density
Spotted Laurel 30/50cm 5L pot
3 to 5per metre
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Product Details
Product Details

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.

Further Information
Further Information

You’ll 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 you’re 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.

Pruning Advice
Pruning Advice

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.

Delivery & Returns
Delivery & Returns

Free delivery is available on most orders (except Premium Products) 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 TypeStandard Delivery ChargeMinimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery
All Boxes (Bare roots and pots up to and incl. 7.5L)7.99 delivery charge (orders up to 60incl VAT) Orders of 60 and over - FREE
Pallets (Root balls, large pots (10L+), trees etc)60.00 delivery charge (orders up to 350 incl VAT)Orders of 350 and over - FREE
Pleached Trees (Specialist Delivery)450.00 delivery charge (orders up to 1500 incl VAT)Orders of 1500 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 or large 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 delivery times are currently 2-7 days excluding bank holidays. *Some troughs, trees and premium products may take up to 14 days delivery. We are working through existing orders as quickly as possible to 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.

Hedges Direct 12 Month Plant Guarantee

Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page for full details.

Nominated Day Delivery

Choose a delivery day that suits you with our new Nominated Day Delivery option at checkout. Whilst our standard no signature delivery means you don't need to take time away from other committments to receive your order, we understand that there are times our customers want to make sure they are present to accept delivery, either to plant straight away or to store somewhere safe and out of the way until you're ready to plant.

For an additional fee, you can make sure that your order arrives on the exact day you want it. Please note that this is additional charge to all qualifying orders, including those above the free delivery threshold for Standard Delivery.

Our Nominated Day Delivery is available year-round on the weekdays Tuesdays to Fridays, excluding the day after any bank holiday.

Some products are sent direct from our suppliers and as such are not available for Nominated Day Delivery. These include:

- Cell Grown Hedging Plants
- Instant Trough Grown Hedging Plants
- Instant Hedging Screens
- Premium Root Balls (250cm and above in height)
- Turf

To book your Nominated Day Delivery for farther ahead than the delivery window available online, please contact our Sales & Advice team to discuss your options.

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