SCIENTIFIC NAME: Aucuba japonica 'Mr. Goldstrike'
COMMON NAME: Aucuba
GARDEN SIZE: 6-8 ft. x 5-7 ft.
USDA ZONE: 6 to 10
EXPOSURE: Full Shade to Part Shade
WATER & SOIL: Average to moist, well-drained and organically rich soil
HABIT (FORM): Rounded, Multi-stemmed Shrub
FOLIAGE: Evergreen; Glossy, Bright green leaves heavily spotted with yellow
BLOOM TIME: March to April, Flowers are inconspicuous
FRUIT: This is a male variety and does not produce any berries but makes an excellent pollinator for female varieties
CARE: Pruning is rarely needed but if desired it can be accomplished in early spring