Japanese Laurel

Aucuba japonica 'Variegata'

Variegated Gold Dust Plant

Striking gold variegated shrub for shade gardens. Beautiful bright green foliage is so heavily speckled with gold it projects an overall yellow-green appearance. Plants may be male or female; females may produces berries if a male pollenizer is planted nearby. Excellent background for contrasting foliage plants. Evergreen shrub.

  • Light Needs: Full to Partial Shade
  • Water Needs: Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • Bloom Season: N/A
  • Habit: Rounded
  • USDA Zone: 6-10

Aucuba japonica 'Hosoba Hoshifu'

Hosoba Hoshifu Japanese Aucuba

Narrow, long, lance-shaped leaves that are dark green covered with golden yellow spots and splotches. Produces large red berries in the fall. Averages 3 to 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide. May reach 6 feet over time. Brightens shady areas.

  • Light Needs: Full to Partial Shade
  • Water Needs: Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • Bloom Season: N/A
  • Habit: Rounded
  • USDA Zone: 6-10
Photos and information courtesy of Monrovia and Greenleaf Nurseries.

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