Gold Dust Aucuba foliage
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 5 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 6a
This stunning evergreen solves the problem of the deeply shaded indoor areas and adds eye catching color; flowers and berries are not really noticeable; drought tolerant once established; easy to care for
Features & Attributes
Gold Dust Aucuba's attractive glossy pointy leaves remain dark green in color with distinctive yellow spots throughout the year. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.
This is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen houseplant with a more or less rounded form. This plant can be pruned at any time to keep it looking its best.
Planting & Growing
When grown indoors, Gold Dust Aucuba can be expected to grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant.
There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.
-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --