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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My goal is for you to enjoy the plant as much as I do, so don't hesitate to let me know if there are any concerns.

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  1. I always struggle to find plants that will grow in the full sun, clay soil area behind my house, but this plant is hanging in and growing. I can’t wait til the hummingbirds start to come.

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  2. It arrived intact, just in need of some care. I’m happy to have got this one, this tree means a lot to me – one of my favorite as a child in the countryside of Brazil.

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    • Wow! we’re so happy to hear you received your special plant. We’re so grateful for your kind words. Knowing that you’re happy with both the plant and our shipping process motivates us to continue providing the best service. Happy planting!

  3. Order 123550 was never received. I have contacted the seller.

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  4. Seeds were kept moist, good for germination.

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  5. Seed was kept moist, should help germination.

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    • Awesome! It’s always great to hear about positive experiences with customer service and delivery. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Seed was kept moist.

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    • You’ve made our day! Thanks for the feedback.

  7. I have purchased now three cold hardy citrus (citrandarin, and swingle citrumelo) both are in ground, doing great, but this thomasville cintrangaquat is shriveled, looks dry, and not happy. Little concerned this one is not going to make it and do as well as the other two.

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  8. I ordered the Shenandoah pawpaw seeds. The shipping was fast and seeds were in good condition. Planted them and waiting for sprouts.

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  9. You were very helpful! The corms were large and beautiful! I didn’t expect 3!
    Thank you so much!!

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  10. Plant came in great condition, packaged very well!

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  1. Packaged quite well, the soil was all intact in the little pot

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  2. Quick shipping and excellent condition when I received it.

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  3. The plant arrived looking similar to the photo, healthy, good recyclable packing that didn’t make a mess.

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

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Rare - Aucuba Japonica “Paul James”

Rare - Aucuba Japonica “Paul James”

$18.00$20.00 (-10%)