Monrovia- Mr. Goldstrike Aucuba Aucuba japonica 'Mr. Goldstrike' #5
A beautiful source of bold color for the shadiest areas of the landscape, with large, lustrous, dark green leaves heavily speckled with gold variegation. Showier than common types. A terrific evergreen shrub for use in containers, on covered patios or indoors. This handsome male plant serves as a pollenizer to berry-producing female varieties.
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Thrives in organically rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drier conditions in cooler summer climates. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
|Botanical Pronunciation||aw-KEW-ba juh-PON-ih-kuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full shade|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Pollenizer, Shade Loving, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Sarcococca (Sarcococca); Camellia (Camellia); Fatsia (Fatsia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia)|