Spotted Laurel 'Gold Dust'

Aucuba japonica 'Gold Dust'

Japanese Aucuba 'Gold Dust', Japanese Laurel 'Gold Dust'

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Some speckled green and yellow Aucuba japonica 'Gold dust' leaves
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Aucuba japonica 'Gold dust' is an evergreen shrub species in the Garryaceae family. This cultivar has attractive speckled foliage coloured in rich golden yellow and dark green. Leaves are waxy and have toothed edges. Small, non-showy purple flowers are usually produced in the summer followed by red, glossy berries. This species is dioecious, therefore it produces individual male and female flowers on separate plants. This plant is a good choice for hedging or screening due to its thick foliage. It may also be grown as a free-standing shrub for its ornamental value. This cultivar grows well in most soils, with the exception of waterlogged soils, allow to dry out between waterings to reduce chances of root rot.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer

Propagation

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings.

Special features

Attractive leaves

Hedge plant

Special features

Origin

Eastern Asia.

Environment

Light

Partial Sun, Full Shade, Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Sand, Loam, Chalk

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Personality

Family

Garryaceae

Flower colour

Purple, Brown, Red

Problems

Generally pest free.

Related Problems

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