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Gold Dust Plant

Aucuba japonica 'Variegata'
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Evergreen shrub has bright green foliage speckled with gold. Tiny, maroon flowers make an appearance in early spring, followed by clusters of red berries (female). Use in shady areas to contrast with other plants. 

Plant with Camellia


  • Landscape Size: 4'-6' tall, 4'-6' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Shade or Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Sunset Zone: 4-24
  • Growth Habit: Rounded, Upright
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Attributes: Evergreen, Fruiting

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Does well in enriched soil with good drainage. Fertilize in spring before new growth.



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