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Aucuba

Aucuba japonica, commonly called spotted laurel, Japanese laurel, Japanese aucuba or gold dust plant, is a shrub that thrives in rich forest soils of moist valleys, thickets, by streams and near shaded moist rocks.

Gold Dust

Aucuba japonica ‘Variegata’

Description

Striking gold variegated evergreen shrub. Beautiful bright green foliage is so heavily speckled with gold it projects an overall yellow-green appearance. Excellent background for contrasting foliage plants. Prefers moist, well-drained soil.

Growth

Slow growth rate to height and width of 4-6’

Light

Full-partial shade

Uses

Containers, patios, accent plant, indoor plant, woodland areas

Dwarf Gold Dust

Aucuba japonica ‘Variegata Nana’

Description

This evergreen features striking gold variegation for shade gardens. Beautiful bright green foliage is so heavily speckled with gold it projects an overall yellow-green appearance. Prefers moist, well-drained soil.

Growth

Slow growth to height and width of 2-3’

Light

Requires shade; A plant that will tolerate very low light and thrive.

Uses

Excellent background for contrasting foliage plants. Use in containers, accent plant, indoor plant, woodland area.

Golden King

Aucuba japonica ‘Golden King’

Description

An evergreen shrub with rather large leathery leaves which are very heavily splashed with yellow. A great shrub to brighten up dark shady corners of the garden! Prefers moist, well-drained soil.

Growth

Moderate growth rate to height and width of 6-8’

Light

Requires shade. One plant that will tolerate very low light and thrive.

Uses

Does well close to a house or fence. Use in container, patio, accent plant, indoor plant, woodland area.

Aucuba

Aucuba japonica

Description

Very adaptable evergreen with gloss, bold foliage with small, reddish-purple flowers in spring and red berries on female plants in fall. Prefers moist, well-drained soil.

Growth

Grows 6-10’

Light

Requires shade. One plant that will tolerate very low light and thrive. Slow growing.

Uses

Does well close to a house or fence. Use in container, patio, accent plant, indoor plant, woodland area.

Picturata

Aucuba japonica ‘picturata’

Description

An excellent accent for shady situations. Broad-leaved evergreen shrub valued for the showy dark green leaves with bright golden yellow centers. Bold upright stems. Well-drained soil enriched with organic matter.

Growth

Slow growth rate to height of 4-6’ and width of 4-5’

Light

Shade is a MUST!!

Uses

Borders; containers; houseplant; woodland garden; specimen

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