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Japanese laurel is a tall, bushy, broadleaf evergreen shrub that, as its name suggests, is native to Japan and eastern Asia. Its most ornamental features are its thick, glossy, dark green leaves and bright red fruits that appear in fall and remain throughout winter. One particularly popular selection is ‘Crotonifolia’, which has beautiful gold-spotted foliage. This shrub tolerates moist well drained soil and prefers partial shade. To avoid sunscald and leaf desiccation, protect Japanese laurel from hot afternoon sun and winter winds. This is an excellent plant for hedges or massing and may be grown as a large houseplant.
12 - 6
6 - 10
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Partial Shade, Full Shade
6'-10' / 1.8m - 3.0m
4'-6' / 1.2m - 1.8m
Eastern Asia, Japan
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Green, Dark Green
Container, Feature Plant, Hedges, Houseplant, Tropical
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