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Spotted laurel 'Golden King'

Aucuba japonica 'Golden King'

Japanese laurel 'Golden King'

Aucuba japonica 'Golden King' is an evergreen shrub with a rounded habit. It produces dark green, waxy leaves with toothed edges. Leaves are attractively splashed with golden-yellow in this cultivar. Small flowers are usually produced in the summer, followed by ornamental red, glossy berries. 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.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring

Propagation

Cuttings
Semi-ripe cuttings.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Eastern Asia.

Environment

Light
Partial Sun, Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Chalk, Loam, Sand, Gravel
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Garryaceae
Flower colour
Purple to brown-red.

Problems

Generally pest free.
Root Rot
Phytophthora spp.

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