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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles
'Aucuba' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.
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A genus of two or three Asiatic evergreen shrubs with opposite, leathery leaves; the sexes are on different plants, in which respect it differs from its allies the cornels (Cornus). The petals, calyx-lobes, and stamens are four to each flower; and the fruit is a large, oblong berry, scarlet or orange coloured.