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Aucuba japonica

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 24911

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Aucuba japonica is cold hardy
USDA Zone:7 0° to 10°F   (-17.5° to -12.5°C)
Type of plant - evergreen shrub
Flower or inflorescence: PURPLE-MAROON,stellate,panicle
Fruit: ovoid RED berry,~persistent
Foliage: ellip.to 20x12cm.
Height, in meters: 4
Height, in feet: 13.20
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Common names for Aucuba japonica:

Aoki,  Aukube,  Japanese Aucuba,  Japanese aucuba,  Japanese Laurel,  Japanese-laurel,  Spotted Laurel, 

Aucuba japonica is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

31:   House and Container Plant Seed List
40:   Shrub Seed List, Hardy and Tender
50:   Japanese Native and Introduced Plants
51:   Chinese Native and Introduced Plants
140:   Taiwanese Native Plant Seed List
146:   Standard Trainable Plants
165:   Shady Condition Plant Seed List
167:   Hedging Shrubs Ornamental Or Barrier
249:  Aucubaceae
396:  Garryaceae

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Germination guide for Aucuba japonica

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Aucuba japonica seeds will usually germinate in 30-90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Sow Aucuba japonica seeds about 3mm deep in a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 20°C.

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