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Gold Dust Variegated Aucuba

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$32.96
  • Dark green to light green with a splash of yellow
  • Matures to 5-6' wide by 6-10' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 7 - 10
  • Plant in full sun to part shade
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Description

Are you looking for a new plant to add to your shade garden? The Gold Dust Aucuba is the perfect addition to any shady area. It’s variegated leaves are bright and beautiful, adding interest and texture in the landscape. This evergreen shrub will grow well under trees where nothing else will thrive!

You can’t go wrong with this plant that has been proven time and time again as one of the best plants for shade gardens. The Gold Dust Aucuba is easy to care for, drought tolerant, deer resistant, and low maintenance. What more could you want from a shrub? Get yours today!

Variegated Gold Dust Plant Care Tips

Plant Aucuba Gold Dust in a location that receives mostly shade. This aucuba doesn’t tolerate full sun. Aucuba can tolerate heavy shade, air pollution and poor soils, making them a hardy addition to your landscape.

Gold Dust does well in USDA Zones 7-10, but is commonly used as a house plant in Northern states.

If you want to use fertilizer, choose a well-balanced fertilizer during the vegetative period. No pruning necessary, but remove dead or damaged leaves.

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

Gold Dust Variegated Aucuba Spacing Recommendations

For a seamless planting, plant your Gold Dust Variegated Aucuba 2.5-3 feet apart. For space between plantings, plant them 4+ feet apart.

  • Scientific Name
    Aucuba japonica
  • Hardiness Zone
    7, 8, 9, 10
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Variegated
  • Feature Color
    Green, Yellow
  • Uses
    Accent, Border, Foundation Planting, Hedge
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    Spring

Growing Zones : 7, 8, 9, and 10

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Gold Dust Variegated Aucuba

$32.96

Are you looking for a new plant to add to your shade garden? The Gold Dust Aucuba is the perfect addition to any shady area. It’s variegated leaves are bright and beautiful, adding interest and texture in the landscape. This evergreen shrub will grow well under trees where nothing else will thrive!

You can’t go wrong with this plant that has been proven time and time again as one of the best plants for shade gardens. The Gold Dust Aucuba is easy to care for, drought tolerant, deer resistant, and low maintenance. What more could you want from a shrub? Get yours today!

Variegated Gold Dust Plant Care Tips

Plant Aucuba Gold Dust in a location that receives mostly shade. This aucuba doesn’t tolerate full sun. Aucuba can tolerate heavy shade, air pollution and poor soils, making them a hardy addition to your landscape.

Gold Dust does well in USDA Zones 7-10, but is commonly used as a house plant in Northern states.

If you want to use fertilizer, choose a well-balanced fertilizer during the vegetative period. No pruning necessary, but remove dead or damaged leaves.

Pot size

  • 2.4 Gallon
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