Striking gold variegated shrub for shade gardens. Beautiful bright green foliage is so heavily speckled with gold it projects an overall yellow-green appearance. Plants may be male or female; females may produces berries if a male pollenizer is planted nearby. Excellent background for contrasting foliage plants. Evergreen shrub.
Common Name: Variegated Gold Dust Plant
Botanical Name: Aucuba japonica 'Variegata'
Watering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Botanical Pronunciation:aw-KEW-ba juh-PON-ih-kuh var-ee-GAY-tuh
Sunset climate zones:4 - 24, 28 - 33
Average landscape size:Slow grower to 4 to 6 ft. tall and as wide.
Special features:Dramatic Foliage Color, Gift Plant
Blooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.