Rare – Aucuba Japonica “Paul James”

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Japanese aucuba (Aucuba japonica) is an evergreen shrub that grows 6 to 10 feet (2-3 m.) tall with colorful, green and yellow-gold leaves. It’s preference for low light makes it a great indoor or outdoor foliage plant. This “Paul James” variety is a rare in cultivation.

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Weight 1 lbs

Japanese aucuba (Aucuba japonica) is an evergreen shrub that grows 6 to 10 feet (2-3 m.) tall with colorful, green and yellow-gold leaves as much as 8 inches (20 cm.) long. The flowers aren’t particularly ornamental, but attractive, bright red berries replace them in the fall if a male plant grows nearby. The flowers and fruit often hide behind the foliage. Aucuba also makes nice container shrubs or houseplants.


Deeper shade means brighter leaf color. Plants tolerate partial sun, but leaves turn black if they get too much sun. Mild temperatures. Japanese aucuba plants survive winters in USDA plant hardiness zones 7a soil through 10. Well-drained soil. The ideal soil is moist with a high organic content, but the plants tolerate most any soil, including heavy clay, as long as it is well drained.

Aucuba shrubs also have moderate drought tolerance, but they grow best in moist soil. Water often enough to keep the soil moderately moist using cold water.

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Note: shipping may be delayed significantly in winter or even canceled if there is a high chance of a plant dying en route.


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Based on 81 reviews
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    Kris zach (verified owner)

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    Did not look like the picture at all

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    Anonymous (verified owner)

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    healthy looking and not just a twig

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    Pressed Flower

    My second purchase. Healthy plant. Quick delivery. Growing nicely.

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    Cristina A

    So beautiful, arrived timely and as much more than expected.

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    My plants were packed with care and the owner even reached out to make sure the temps would be suitable for shipping.

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    Tiffany B

    Wonderful!! So happy to have this in my plant family!! Thank you!!

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    Sofia T

    They arrived the next day and I put them in soil immediately and are now under a grow light doing very well. Can’t wait for them to grow. Thank you!

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    Nimfa Perol

    I received a beautiful plant the next day!this plant is beautiful and is a great addition to my indoor garden Thank you so much

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    Faye F

    I love the plant Thanks so much would definitely recommend

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    Corrine T

    Arrived quickly and in good condition.

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    Jenny T

    Came very well packaged! Smaller than the picture implied, but it was 15% off so I didn’t mind

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  • Store Name: Helios Plants
  • Vendor: Derrick Nantz
  • Address: Hillsborough, NC 27278
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