Aucubas grow in anyand in sun or shade. Plant in October, November or April. Among the best, which grow to 6 to 8 ft., are:
crotonoides, leaves densely mottled with small gold markings.
A.j. Maculata (spotted or variegated laurel), with bright splashes of gold on its leaves and attractive red berries, is a good town shrub, but useful anywhere to give colour all year. Male and female flowers are borne on separate plants and both must be planted if berries are desired.