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A hardy East Asian evergreen shrub of the dogwood family, resembling a laurel.
- ‘Prune established shrubs such as aucuba, laurel, and witch hazel.’
- ‘Propagate aucuba from fast growing stem cuttings in spring or semiripe cuttings in summer.’
- ‘The berries of the aucubas contrast with their yellow and green foliage.’
- ‘Hollies and aucubas have both male and female plants.’
- ‘Probably the best-known aucuba, has dark green glossy leaves spotted with yellow.’
Modern Latin, from Japanese aokiba.
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