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Aucuba japonica 'Golden King' - 100/120cm, 15lt

Aucuba japonica 'Golden King' - 100/120cm, 15lt

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Aucuba japonica 'Golden King' is a compact, dense, medium-sized, evergreen shrub. It has large, glossy, leathery, heavily variegated golden-yellow and green leaves. A male cultivar that serves as a pollinator for nearby female plants. It prefers neutral to acidic soil, moist and well-drained, but can tolerate any type of soil, except waterlogged. It thrives in full shade or partial shade. It is very adaptable, resistant to frost and air pollution, generally disease-free and pest-free. It is somewhat tolerant to drought and salt. Very reliable plant that doesn’t need much care and can thrive in various climate conditions. Aucuba japonica 'Golden King' can be grown both indoors and outdoors. Its lovely evergreen foliage is decorative all year long. If planted in a group, it can create a lush tropical scene. Great for banks and slopes, hedges and screens, and perfect for coastal areas. Suitable for growing in containers and urban gardens.
  • Common Name

    Golden King Aucuba

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    Japan, East Asia

  • Flower

    small, inconspicuous

  • Foliage

    large, glossy, green leaves with yellow speckles

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

bushy, dense, rounded

Preferred Location


North–facing or West–facing or East–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral soil, full shade, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well-drained, well-drained

Growing Period




all year



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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