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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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6-10

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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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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 HabitRound
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull shade
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Pollenizer, Shade Loving, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
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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