Gold-dust plant

Aucuba japonica 'Variegata'

Photo/Illustration: 
David Cavagnaro
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Gold-dust plant (Aucuba japonica 'Variegata')
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Genus:  Aucuba
The dense, glossy foliage of this evergreen plant is splattered with yellow. Gold-dust plant can be planted near nearby tree roots, and it responds well to pruning. Combine it with yellow-blooming or variegated plants for appealing color harmonies. -Debra Lee Baldwin, Regional Picks: Southern California, Fine Gardening issue #127
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Poisonous.
Care:  Plant in average, well-drained soil.
Propagation:  From cuttings.

Overview

Height
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Foliage Color
Evergreen,
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Poisonous,
Container,
Beds and Borders
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant
Type
Shrubs

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