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botanical name:
Aucuba japonica 'Goldstrike'
Aucuba japonica 'Goldstrike' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Japanese aucuba
synonyms:  Aucuba japonica 'Mr. Goldstrike'
family:  Cornaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 2.50m
width: 2.50m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: yellow & green
flower colour: purple
main season: All Year
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Glossy leaves are very heavily speckled and blotched with golden yellow. Male form, non-fruiting. Slow growing, taking many years to attain a large size.

Grows in almost any soil, unless waterlogged. Best in shade but will tolerate sun in cool areas.

From tip cuttings, about 12cm long, taken in summer or autumn. It is usually possible to root cuttings by standing in a jar of water.

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