Japanese Laurel (Aucuba Japonica)

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Laurel Japan, botanically named aucuba japonica, is a 1-5 m shrub from China, Korea, and Japan.

It is also commonly called spotted laurel, Japanese aucuba or gold dust plant (U.S.), and grows in moist valleys, shrubby rich forest soil, usually on the banks of rivers, close to shady moist rocks.

Leaves are opposite along 5-8 cm and 2-5 cm wide and have a lancet shape.

Fruits are red seeds, about 1 cm in diameter, usually avoided by birds.

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