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Gold Dust Aucuba

Aucuba japonica
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Description

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 the 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! Key Benefits Sprinkled with golden, fairy dust! Add a Unique look to your landscape Use under shade trees where nothing else will grow Perfect in containers as a house or patio plant Easy to grow - just water when it dries out! Drought and Deer tolerant AND Pest and Disease resistant

growing zone 7-10
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable, Well Drained
Sunlight Shade
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 4-6 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 the 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 Shade
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 4-6 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.

For additional options, be sure to check out our Deer Resistant Shrubs collection.
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable, Well Drained
Sunlight Shade
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 4-6 Feet
Fall Color Green

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TS
10/21/2020
Tina S.
United States United States
Great so far

Plant looked great when it arrived. I would definitely order again.

BT
10/13/2020
Bonnie T.
United States United States
Awesome first time experience

The plants arrived in perfect condition and much larger than I imagined. Healthy and beautiful! I will be back.

MP
08/31/2020
Mark P.
United States United States
Great looking plant + great service

Plants arrived in well packaged boxes with limited to no damage at all. Very happy with my experience when compared to recent experiences I have had with other online plant sellers.

DJ
06/19/2020
DAVID J.
United States United States

VERY NICE PLANTS

AB
06/04/2020
Anthony B.
United States United States
Healthy Plants

This is my thirdvlive plant order from Planting Tree. I purchased 5 Acuba last fall. They were so full and healthy, I immediately bought 4 more. One died and another was badly injured due to prolonged frost - NOT Planting Tree’s fault, just Mother Nature. So, I just ordered 4 more, and as always, they look great and were carefully shipped.

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