Growing Zones: 6-10 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 4-6 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 4-6 ft.
- Part Shade to Shade (hot sun burns the leaves)
- Growth Rate:
- Drought Tolerance:
- Botanical Name:
- Aucuba japonica 'Gold Dust'
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, GA
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.
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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!
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Planting & Care
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. 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 $15||$11.95|
|$99.00 +||FREE SHIPPING with code FREE99|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|