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How to Cut Back Aucuba.
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1. Disinfect the pruning shears or other cutting toll between uses with rubbing alcohol or a bleach solution to prevent the spread of disease between 2. Cut branches on the aucuba back selectively in late winter or early spring, if desired. Use sharp, clean pruning shears. Aug 14, Aucuba pruning on young plants may only require a thumb and forefinger. Pinching off tip growth will help promote bushiness. For general shaping and to keep your Aucuba plant tidy, you can use a sharp pair of bypass hand pruners to prune branches that have outgrown the rest of the shrub and are spoiling the shape of the plant.
Where do you cut when pruning? For heading cuts, prune 1/4 inch above the bud, sloping down and away from it. Avoid cutting too close, or steep, or the bud may die.
When pruning above a node with two or more buds, remove the inward-facing ones. Make thinning cuts just above parent or side branches and roughly parallel to them. How tall does aucuba grow? The Aucuba japonica tolerates heavy pruning without any problems and recovers fairly quickly. At this time I would prune the plant back 1/3 of its size. Prune the stems back to within an inch or so of a leaf bud. This way you won't end up with a plant with ugly leafless stems sticking out.
Dec 20, Ideally, prune just above outward-facing buds and branches so the plant grows into a vase form. This kind of pruning gives the plant a better, Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins. The Latin name for a Spotted Laurel is Aucuba japonica, often followed by a cultivar name. Aucuba japonica is the naturally occurring species which can be found growing wild in stumphaul.bar can grow up to 3 metres in height and spread.
It is dioecious, which means that male and female flowers are produced on separate stumphaul.barr, the named cultivars are either male or female, never both.
Generally, aucubas have a naturally rounded shape, though sometimes can develop bare and straggly stems. An annual light prune helps keep it in shape. After winter, check and remove any frost-damaged or dead stems. Aucuba is not fast-growing and can handle a hard prune if necessary to restore its stumphaul.barted Reading Time: 4 mins.