Aucuba japonica ‘Variegata’

(Gold Dust Japanese Aucuba)


$19.99


Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

?Variegata?, sometimes commonly called gold dust Aucuba, is a cultivar whose green leaves are attractively and irregularly variegated with yellow spots and blotches. Foliage color can vary considerably depending on the amount of sun exposure. Best foliage colors generally occur in part shade locations. Yellow spots on the deep green leaves may fade in too much shade. On the other hand, green leaf color may fade to various shades of yellow sometimes with accompanying foliage burn in full sun locations. Excellent large red berries in winter.

Description

Plants need significant amounts of shade in hot summer climates (young leaves will often burn in full sun). Established plants have very good drought tolerance. Plants tolerate average to nutritionally poor soils. Plants also tolerate most city air pollutants. Avoid overly moist to wet soils. Site in locations protected from strong winds, particularly near the northern edge of the growing range. Plants will generally tolerate temperatures to -5 degrees F., which means they may survive in some Zone 6 plantings particularly in sheltered locations.

Additional information

Common Name

Gold Dust Japanese Aucuba

Botanical Name

Aucuba japonica 'Variegata'

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

10a, 10b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Shade

Height

6 to 10 ft.

Width

5 to 10 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Low

Blooming Period

March-April

Flower Color

insignificant

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

variegated green/gold

Deer Resistant

No

Berry Color

red

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