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Mr. Goldstrike Aucuba

Aucuba japonica 'Mr. Goldstrike'

SKU
00356
A beautiful source of bold color for the shadiest areas of the landscape, with large, lustrous, dark green leaves heavily speckled with gold variegation. Showier than common types. A terrific evergreen shrub for use in containers, on covered patios or indoors. This handsome male plant serves as a pollenizer to berry-producing female varieties.
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Keep soil moderately moist.

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Botanical Pronunciationaw-KEW-ba juh-PON-ih-kuh
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleContemporary
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container
Light NeedsFull shade
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Pollenizer
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moderately moist.
Companion PlantsSarcococca (Sarcococca); Camellia (Camellia); Fatsia (Fatsia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia)

Thrives in organically rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drier conditions in cooler summer climates. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-10

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