Aucuba japonica 'Rozannie'
Aucuba japonica is a commonly planted evergreen shrub in southern gardens. There are numberous varieties and many have yellow speckles or yellow or white splotches on the large leathery toothed leaves. Female plants can have large showy red berries. Aucuba should have a shady site with good soil that is well-drained and should have supplemental water during dry periods. The variety 'Rozannie' has lustrous dark green toothed leaves and does not get so large as many varities. Dirr (Manual of Woody Landscape Plants) says: "although impressed by characteristics it may be excessively slow for commercial production". An important characteristic is that it produces the large bright red fruit without a male pollenator. We obtained this clone from Massachusetts plantsman David Geiger.
USDA Hardiness Zone 7-10