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Aucuba are grown for their foliage, autumn fruit (on female plants), and adaptability to full shade, dry soil, pollution, and coastal conditions. A. japonica is a rounded, evergreen shrub with small, reddish purple flowers in spring, and red berries (on female plants) in fall. It grows to about 6 feet tall and wide. Use as a hedge or specimen, or in a container outdoors.
Light: Aucuba thrives in light to deep shade.Moisture: Once established, aucuba tolerates drought, but it always looks better when it gets regular watering.