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Aucuba japonica 'Gold Dust'

Japanese Aucuba

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Aucuba japonica 'Gold Dust' - CLOSEOUT - 7 available. This is the well-known gold spotted form of Japanese Aucuba. It was planted aplenty in front of picturesque brownstones on the Upper West Side of Manhattan where it flourished in poor soils and air pollution, attesting to its toughness. This broadleaf evergreen shrub will undoubtedly grow even larger in the south. Very happy in open to dappled shade plant 'Gold Dust' in fertile, draining soil. Spring planting would be wise unless to be pot grown in a conservatory. Cutting grown.


4-6 ft


4-6 ft
Item Description Price  
AUJAGODU Aucuba japonica 'Gold Dust' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $25.00 Buy Now

Characteristics and Attributes for Aucuba japonica 'Gold Dust'

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade


  • Shrub Border
  • Accent
  • Hedge
  • Border
  • Hedgerow
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Conservatory
  • Evergreen
  • Potted Plant
  • Foundation
  • Specimen
  • Greenhouse / Alpine House

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Draining
  • Fertile


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Aucuba

The Japanese Aucuba now comes in many different forms. They are very useful broadleaf evergreens where they can be grown making beautiful hedges, components in foundation gardens or in mixed company. They prefer siting in dappled to fully open shade but can tolerate some morning sun. Winter shade is a basic need for healthier looking foliage; winter sun can wash out foliage making the leaves look sickly. All Aucubas prefer fertile draining soil with added organic matter. They can tolerate some drought once established. All of the following cultivars are cutting grown.