Cocculus laurifolius      
Laurel-leaf cocculus   
Menispermaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Laurel leaf cocculus
Cocculus laurifolius

Form: shrub; can be pruned to a sprawling low tree; arching growth form
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: to 25ft spread 20ft; very slow to reach this size (note photo above is large, mature specimen)
Leaves: alternate, simple, pointed lanceolate; 3in long 1in wide; underside of leaf has 3 prominent veins
Flowers: yellow, inconsipcuous
Fruit: Drupe (black berries)
Stems/Trunks: arching branches
Range/Origin: S. Japan and Himalayas
Hardiness: to 20°F or lower

laurel leaf
leaf form of Cocculus laurifolius


Research by Master Gardener Barbara Schneidau


In the alkaline soils around Tucson, can get leaf burn and chlorosis.

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