New Aucubas not doing well


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This is my first post in the forum so please let me know if I'm doing something wrong. I bought three Aucuba picturatas and put them down about a month ago one is doing great and two seem to be struggling. They are close to each other on the NE side of my house. All 3 have some new growth but one has a lot more and the bottom leaves on two of them are drooping and starting to fall off. Can anyone tell me if it's fungus, to much sun, to much or not enough water? The last one in the pictures is the one doing well. Any help is appreciated.
 

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Aucuba grow and look their best in full shade to part shade. A tiny amount of morning sun is okay, but any direct afternoon sun can and often will scald leaves. To check the moisture use you finger and stick it down deep in the soil and feel. Is if wet or dry? You want to have wet to dry cycles with Yellow spot Aucuba. Let the top inch or two dry before watering. Good luck.
 
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It prefers partial to full shade and well-drained, moist, highly organic soil. The plant needs shade in the winter as well as in the summer. Leaves exposed to sun will turn blackish and fall off. I think the sun may hit the plants on the NE side of the house. However, it no sun hits the plant at all, then disregard this post. If the Sun hits the plant, then you will see what I'm talking about in the next few weeks. I have had best results growing Yellow spot Aucuba in full shade.
 
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Dappled shade works for me in terms of plant height. My full shade acuba get wider than tall, the dappled shade acuba get taller than wide.
 

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