Aucuba japonica 'Variegata'
Common name: 
Gold Dust Plant
Variegated Aucuba
Pronunciation: 
aw-KU-ba ja-PON-ik-a
Family: 
Cornaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub, yellow-flecked dark green leaves, spots of unequal size, female (with red fruit), and male (fruitless) clones have appeared.  Grows slower than species.
  • Introduced (1783), before species.  Numerous other variegated types have been developed; some revert back to the green form of the species.
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