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Aucuba japonica 'Variegata' | Spotted Laurel - Height 70-110cm - 10lt

Aucuba japonica 'Variegata' | Spotted Laurel - Height 70-110cm - 10lt

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Aucuba japonica 'Variegata' is a dense, rounded, shade-loving, female, evergreen shrub with glossy, deep green leaves irregularly variegated with yellow spots and spackles. Tiny, purple flowers bloom in spring and are followed by red berries in autumn often persisting on branches until spring. Aucuba japonica 'Variegata' prefers organically rich, moist, well-drained soils, but can adapt to a wide range of soils, even poor ones, except waterlogged. Foliage colour depends on the amount of sun exposure. Best colour is achieved in partial shade - yellow spots fade in too much shade, green colour fades in too much sun. Once established, resistant to drought. Tolerant of urban pollution and coastal conditions. It can withstand frost, but needs to be sheltered from harsh winds. Generally, pest-free and disease-free. Low maintenance plant. Gold Dust Laurel is a wonderful, resilient shrub, perfect for informal, cottage, and urban gardens. Great for beds and borders, foundation plantings, hedges and screens. Suitable for growing in containers.
  • Common Name

    Variegated Japanese Laurel, Gold Dust Laurel

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    tiny, purple flowers

  • Foliage

    glossy, deep green leaves irregular variegated with yellow spots and spackles

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


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

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, 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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