Monrovia- Mr. Goldstrike Aucuba Aucuba japonica 'Mr. Goldstrike' #5

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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.

Full shade

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.

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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.
Deciduous/ Evergreen Evergreen
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Variegated
Garden Style Contemporary
Growth Habit Round
Growth Rate Slow
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
Water Needs Moderate
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)