Aucuba japonica ‘Gold Dust’

(Gold Dust Aucuba)


$24.99


Hardiness Zones:

 7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Striking gold variegated shrub for shade gardens. Unique looking foundation plant. Beautiful bright green foliage is so heavily speckled with gold it projects an overall yellow-green appearance. Excellent background for contrasting foliage plants. Seacoast tolerant. Evergreen.  Plants may be male or female.

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 Aucuba

Botanical Name

Aucuba japonica 'Gold Dust'

Container/Amount

2 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Shade

Height

4 to 6 ft.

Width

4 to 6 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

March-April

Flower Color

insignificant

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

Dark green heavily splashed with gold

Deer Resistant

No

Berry Color

red

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