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Japanese Gold Dust Aucuba ShrubAucuba japonica 'Gold Dust'

3 reviews
  • Japanese Gold Dust Aucuba Shrub
  • Japanese Gold Dust Aucuba Shrub
  • Japanese Gold Dust Aucuba Shrub
  • Japanese Gold Dust Aucuba Shrub

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Japanese Gold Dust Aucuba ShrubAucuba japonica 'Gold Dust'

3 reviews
Shrubs & Hedges
Available Sizes:
  • 3 Gallon
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Compact Form + Golden-Hued Variegation

Why Japanese Gold Dust Aucuba Shrubs?
Fast-growing, long-lived foliage and unbelievable variegation set the Japanese Gold Dust Aucuba apart, along with rich green growth and pops of gleaming gold. Plus, variegated leaves offer month-to-month visual interest…from gilded tones to dark green and pops of yellow with red berries. Basically, the shining Japanese Gold Dust is like a gem, living up to its name with none of the work.

And there’s nothing like its classic form. This enduring variety is poised to grow quickly, easily, for years to come – season over season. That means you get timeless, almost-weeping growth in your own landscape in no time. Even better? Once established, it’s drought-tolerant, too. When it comes to the Japanese Gold Dust, virtually zero upkeep is required.

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
But the top benefit is that we’ve hand-selected this Aucuba Gold Dust. Our plant specialists and local experts have chosen this variety for its strong reputation, from planting to growing and shipping.

Now, you reap the rewards of our hard work. Most big-box retailers and garden centers ship bare-root, but your Gold Dust arrives with healthy roots, ready to grow year after year.

If you're looking for elegant color, look no further – get your own Japanese Aucuba Shrub today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: First, select a location with well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade – any area with about 4 to 6 hours of sunlight should suffice. When you’re ready to plant, dig a hole that’s about three times the width of your plant’s root ball, ensure the Laurel is placed away from any major structures, and place the tree. Finally, backfill the soil and water your tree to settle its roots.

2. Watering: Once established, your Aucuba Laurel is drought tolerant, but it’s important to have a regular watering schedule for the first few growing seasons. Water about once weekly or check the surrounding soil for your Aucuba…if the surrounding soil is dry about 2 or 3 inches down, it’s time to water.

3. Fertilizing: The Laurel grows fairly quickly and easily, so fertilizer is generally not required.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $129 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 4-6 ft.
Mature Width: 4-6 ft.
Sunlight: Part Shade to Shade (hot sun burns the leaves)
Growth Rate: Moderate
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Botanical Name: Aucuba japonica 'Gold Dust'
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 7-10 outdoors
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7-10 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 7-10 outdoors

(hardy down to 10℉)

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Japanese Gold Dust

Came in good conditioned, settled in thus far and looks healthy.

Loreen F.
United States United States

High hopes

Again, it arrived as if it had endured a rough ride, but planted it in the ground, where other plants have not survived, and it's doing wonderfully.

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I recommend this product

Plants looked OK for January Delivery

The process was fine. The plants are in the ground and continue to look OK. I am watering and I am hoping they will look better soon. I realize that shipping in January they are not going to look great but I am optimistic they will do fine. I do like the look of the plants.