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Spotted-laurel (unspotted form)

Observed: 27th April 2011 By: Mike CookMike Cook’s reputation in PlantsMike Cook’s reputation in PlantsMike Cook’s reputation in Plants
Spotted-laurel (unspotted form)
Spotted-laurel (unspotted form)
Description:

Shrub in park, 2-3 metres tall. Leaves about 8cm long, glossy, leathery. Flowers small, seem to be male only, about 5mm across. As it is in a park, could be non-native.

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David Trevan's picture

Aucuba japonica

Forgot to say this looks like an upspotted form which is more unusual.
Flowers are unisexual so they are normally planted in groups in order to get a good show of fruits.
They thrive in shade.

David J Trevan

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Aucuba japonica

Thanks David. The spotted form was growing on the other side of the path but had no obvious flowers. I had not realised they were the same species.

Mike