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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
description:
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.

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

propagation:
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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