Aucuba japonica 'Goldilocks'

Goldilocks Dwarf Aucuba




Family: Garryaceae

Genus: Aucuba

Parent: Aucuba japonica

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 7 to 9

Size: To 3' tall

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Shade


Low mounding habit. Female with peach colored fruit. Need a male nearby for pollination. Gold and green speckled variegated leaves.


A branch sport of 'Fructo-Alba' found by Ted Stephens years ago. 'Goldilocks' has much more gold than the parent.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant at Nurseries Caroliniana in September 2010 and put it in the courtyard on the shaded side. It got scale and covered by a Fatshedera and slowly dwindled. The leaves went black and fell off and I finally decided it was close enough to dead to remove it.

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