Mr. Goldstrike Aucuba
Aucuba japonica 'Mr. Goldstrike'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||aw-KEW-ba juh-PON-ih-kuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Houseplant, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full shade|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Pollenizer, Shade Loving, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Bright Foliage for Shade|
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