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Aucuba japonica ‘Gold Dust’

Japanese aucuba

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & September
  • Height1.5m to 3m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourPurple
  • Leaf ColourGlossy green speckled yellow

Description

Aucuba japonica ‘Gold Dust’ (Japanese aucuba). An evergreen, bushy, dense, female shrub. Produces stout, green shoots and oval, glossy, yellow-speckled, dark green leaves. Purple, small, star-shaped flowers are borne in mid-spring, followed by egg-shaped, red fruit.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Himalayas, Japan

Interest and use

Foliage, border, hedging, indoors

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Poor quality, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist, Dry or Moist

Cultivation

This shrub will tolerate a wide range of conditions including full sun to deep shade and dry to moist soils.

Propagation

Propagation is by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

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