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Gold Dust Plant

Aucuba Japonica "Variegata"

Photo: Gold Dust Plant

General description

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. 

Plant requirements

Full to partial shade.

Maintenance

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Practical use

Excellent background for contrasting foliage plants. Evergreen shrub.

Properties

Height
1 cm
Color
Soil type
Any
Sunlight
Partial shade, Full shade
PH
Acid, Neutral
Moisture
Moist but well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy