Posted by daniel on 5/9/2016, 10:42 am, in reply to "Aucuba
it was a big sized one. So I guess Aucubas are really only reliably hardy down to zone 7a.. z6 with luck and protection. Mine are still fine (though they are very small and were buried in snow the last few winters. I have the plain green-leaved ones, spotted yellow, and one with a solid yellow center. All are okay (though they grow so so slow.).