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Gold Dust Aucuba

Aucuba japonica
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It is almost impossible to find attractive plants that grow in shade! We know! That is why we have added the lovely Gold Dust Aucuba to our inventory! You guys need options, and we are constantly looking for the best plants for all environments!

Sprinkled with golden, fairy dust atop oblong, shiny green leaves, the Gold Dust Aucuba is a real gem for the shade garden. A beautiful, variegated look up close and a lovely blend of yellow-green from a distance, both stand out in the landscape. You will love the great color and unique texture this evergreen shrub adds to your landscape!

You have finally found something perfect for under shade trees where nothing else will grow! The Gold Dust Aucuba is drought tolerant so it won't even mind your large, shade tree stealing most of the water! This plant thrives in the shade, yes, even complete shade! Use in foundation plantings around your home. The Gold Dust Aucuba is the perfect excuse to start a shade garden or add a plant in that shady bare spot where you thought nothing would grow!

This plant grows in warmer zones 7 - 10. However, this is an excellent house or patio plant for any zone!

Plant in full to part shade, avoiding afternoon sun. Too much sun can cause leaf scorch. The Gold Dust Plant adapts to different soil types as long as they drain well. Water deeply once or twice weekly when newly planted. Once established this evergreen shrub is very drought tolerant. Fertilize with a balanced, slow release fertilizer (like the one we sell) in spring. You do not need to prune this plant, but the Aucuba tolerates pruning well. Severe pruning should be done in spring prior to new growth emerging. Minor pruning can be done anytime of the year. This plant is resistant to insects and disease and tolerant of deer, heat, and pollution.

Start your very own Shade Garden today with the Gold Dust Plant!

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable, Well-drained
Sunlight Part Shade, Shade
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 5-6 Feet
Fall Color Green

How To Care

Plant in full to part shade, avoiding afternoon sun. Too much sun can cause leaf scorch. The Gold Dust Plant adapts to different soil types as long as they drain well. Water deeply once or twice weekly when newly planted. Once established this evergreen shrub is very drought tolerant. Fertilize with a balanced, slow release fertilizer in spring. You do not need to prune this plant, but the Aucuba tolerates pruning well. Severe pruning should be done in spring prior to new growth emerging. Minor pruning can be done anytime of the year. This plant is resistant to insects and disease and tolerant of deer, heat, and pollution.

This plant grows in warmer zones 7 - 10. However this is an excellent house or patio plant for any zone! When growing in a container, be sure that water is draining well and that you fertilize more often that with a plant in the ground. A balanced, slow release fertilizer should be used 3 or 4 times per year.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable, Well-drained
Sunlight Part Shade, Shade
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 5-6 Feet
Fall Color Green

Landscape Ideas

The Gold Dust Plant is perfect for adding color, texture and a unique look to any shady spot.  Plant under shade trees where nothing else will grow!  Lovely in foundation plantings around your home.  Take care to avoid afternoon sun or leaf scorch can result.  The Gold Dust Aucuba is the perfect excuse for starting a shade garden. Grow in containers as a house or patio plant.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable, Well-drained
Sunlight Part Shade, Shade
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 5-6 Feet
Fall Color Green

Shipping Details

We plan each shipment to avoid your plants sitting in transit over the weekend during the summer months. This means your order may be held until the following Monday to ensure the shortest delivery time. We guarantee that your plants arrive at the highest quality possible.

Please see the below transit map that specifies an average amount of days after your order has shipped.

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06/17/2019
Felicia H.
United States United States

Love this plant

One thing I appreciate about Planting Tree is their logistics, which ensure that plants arrive in good health. I have planted first one and then a second of these acucubas in a challenging spot under a century old box elder. Both are thriving. The plants are good sized now. I look forward to seeing them grow into their mature stature.

AK
05/07/2019
ALTHEA K.
United States

Beautiful Acubas

Very,Very satisfied with product and the way it was handled and packaged-as a living creature contributing its beauty to this- OUR ONLY PLANET. Yeah will definitely be back to buy. Need to get them in the ground-work has been hampering that happy employment but, they are growing in the pots. Love, Love them. God bless you and your employees and creatures of our world. Althea Kim suprizedbyjoy@gmail.com

SM
04/19/2019
Stacy M.
United States

Great Bushes

Excellent experience. My entire order came in very quick and was exactly as advertised. So glad for the detailed information they supplied on each plant so that I could make sure that I was purchasing an appropriate one for my difficult site. Would buy from them again in a heartbeat.

RA
09/05/2018
Rineke A.
United States

Aucuba in 1 gallon pot

The little shrub had strange round holes in some leaves, and black edges. No idea what it is. Other parts of the plant look happy, and the roots seem abundent and very healthy. I trust it will grow into a feisty shrub. It was packed with care, planting instructions included. Thanks PlantingTree, I was about to steel a branch from a park aucuba to start a shrub in my large terras container .

SA
08/01/2018
Sheila A.
United States

Packaging

The orange ties are so tight I may have to cut with a sharp knife which could damage the plant. What genius does this packaging?

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