Aucuba japonica 'Variegata'
Gold Dust Plant
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- 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.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: at the east entrance to Rogers Hall