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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.

AUCUBA, 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

Gold Dust Aucuba

 

 

AUCUBA, 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.

Dwarf Gold Dust Aucuba

 

 

AUCUBA, 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.

Golden King Aucuba

 

 

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.

Aucuba japonica

 

 

AUCUBA, 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

Picturata Aucuba