Aucuba Japonica Variegata | Variegated Japanese Laurel (2 Litre)
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Aucuba japonica 'Variegata' is a captivating evergreen shrub celebrated for its striking and attractive variegated foliage. Belonging to the Garryaceae family, this plant is native to Japan and is commonly known as Variegated Japanese Laurel or Gold Dust Plant. The Aucuba japonica 'Variegata' is a popular choice for gardens and landscapes due to its ability to thrive in both shady and partially shaded areas, bringing a splash of color and vibrancy to even the most shaded corners.
Why We Like It:
- Variegated foliage: The Aucuba japonica 'Variegata' features glossy green leaves adorned with bright yellow or cream-colored speckles and streaks, adding a stunning contrast to its appearance.
- Tolerates shade: This plant is well-suited for shaded and partially shaded locations where many other plants struggle to thrive, making it a valuable addition to shade gardens and landscapes.
- Low-maintenance: Aucuba japonica 'Variegata' is a hardy and low-maintenance shrub, requiring minimal care and attention once established.
What to Know:
- Light requirements: While it prefers partial shade, this plant can tolerate various light conditions, including full shade and dappled sunlight.
- Soil and watering: Plant the Aucuba japonica 'Variegata' in well-draining soil and keep it consistently moist during the growing season. However, avoid waterlogged conditions.
- Cold hardiness: This evergreen shrub is cold-hardy and can withstand frost and mild freezing temperatures.
- Pruning: Light pruning can help shape the plant and remove any damaged or unwanted growth. However, it is best to avoid heavy pruning, as it may compromise the plant's natural form.
- Toxicity: The berries of Aucuba japonica 'Variegata' are toxic if ingested, so it's essential to keep them out of reach of pets and children.
Height and Spread: When fully grown, Aucuba japonica 'Variegata' typically reaches a height of around 5-8 feet (150-240 centimeters) and has a spread of about 3-6 feet (90-180 centimeters). However, the size may vary depending on growing conditions and pruning practices.