Joy Creek Nursery

592-007D4   Aucuba japonica 'Gold Variegated Sport'  

Aucuba japonica 'Gold Variegated Sport'
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This was originally sold to us as Aucuba japonica 'Picturata' but it has sported into an entirely different shrub. Recent knowledgeable visitors agree with us that we no longer are growing 'Picturata' which has green leaves that are heavily speckled gold. Our form seems to be the reverse with almost purely gold leaves with green speckles. Young leaves tend to have more green in them, but as the leaves mature the change becomes really evident. We grow this Aucuba japonica in the shade of an English walnut where it has become a glowing, mid-sized shrub. This has never borne fruit because there are no male forms nearby.

Midspring.  7 ft. x 7 ft.

Red Purple flowers

Sun, Part Shade, Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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