- Full Shade
- Part Sun/Shade
About This Plant
Full shade to dappled shade, protected from hot sun; evergreen. A classic foliage plant, with big glossy leaves splattered with yellow flecks (“Gold Dust” is a popular cultivar). In some cases its stems can grow up to 5′ or more, but typically it keeps a much lower profile around cast-iron plant, liriope and other frequent companions. Variegated varieties are commercially available.
Aucuba isn’t a classic watersaver plant, since it prefers semi-moist soil, but it’s ideal for that shady spot near the Paseo del Rio (or the AC condensate drain).
Light grooming if needed. Direct summer sun can damage leaves.
This plant goes well with