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Mr. Goldstrike Aucuba

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$128.00
 
Twice a monthPartial shadeDeer resistantWinter to spring
 
  • Shade Lover: This aucuba variety is well-suited for partial to full shade, making it ideal for difficult-to-plant shaded areas.
  • Distinctive Foliage: Features bold, gold-speckled leaves that provide a striking contrast to other garden plants.
  • Low Maintenance: Highly adaptable and resilient, making it a perfect choice for novice gardeners or those looking for easy-care plants.
 

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Mr. Goldstrike Aucuba, scientifically known as Aucuba japonica 'Mr. Goldstrike', is a striking evergreen shrub that adds an exotic flair to gardens with its bold, golden-speckled foliage. Ideal for shaded areas, this versatile plant is perfect for adding color and texture to various landscapes, from woodland settings to urban gardens. With minimal care, Mr. Goldstrike Aucuba thrives in a variety of conditions, making it an excellent choice for gardeners wanting a low-maintenance but visually stunning focal point in their green spaces.

Growth rate: Moderate growth rate; matures to a height of 4-6 feet and a width of 4-5 feet.

Please note: Images on our website depict plants and trees at full maturity to showcase their expected grown characteristics. These images are illustrative examples only and do not represent the size of plants or trees upon delivery.

Pruning: Light pruning may be performed to maintain shape and encourage denser growth. Cut back any stray branches in late winter or early spring.

Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the early spring to stimulate healthy growth.

Winter Protection: In colder zones, consider wrapping the plant in burlap or adding a layer of mulch around the base for added winter protection.


Select a site with well-drained soil and partial to full shade. Enrich the planting area with organic compost to improve soil structure and moisture retention. Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball, but no deeper. Place the plant in the hole, ensuring that the top of the root ball is level with the surrounding soil. Fill the hole with soil and water generously to eliminate air pockets. Space plants at least 5-6 feet apart to allow for mature growth. Add a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to help retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.

Mr. Goldstrike Aucuba prefers partial to full shade and thrives in consistently moist, well-drained soil. While the plant is fairly adaptable, ensuring proper shade and regular watering will help maintain its striking golden-speckled foliage and overall health, making it an easy-to-care-for addition to any garden.

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We have perfected packaging and shipping plants & trees! That is why we DO NOT use any third-party fulfillment like most other online retailers. Your trees go straight from our farm to your door, safely packaged by our team of seasoned professionals. Our process ensures your plants leave our facility and arrive to your door in the best condition possible!

In cases of extreme cold or hot weather, we may temporarily delay shipping to ensure the well-being of your plants. Our primary focus is on delivering healthy and thriving plants to you. Rest assured, we'll make every effort to notify you of any delays promptly.

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At Simply Trees, we're committed to your satisfaction. If your plants arrive considerably damaged or sustained damage beyond the point of recovery, please contact us within five days at sales@simplytrees.store with clear photos for assistance. Our 30-day guarantee covers issues after planting, subject to our terms and conditions. We can't cover plants in the wrong climate or with inadequate care, but we're here to help in other situations. For a detailed understanding of our 30-day guarantee and how we ensure a fair process, click here to learn more.

USDA GROW ZONE:

Zones 6-10

Mr. Goldstrike Aucuba is extremely adaptable, performing well in a variety of climates. It is particularly well-suited for zones with mild winters and can tolerate a range of soil types. Given its affinity for shade, this aucuba variety is a perfect candidate for woodland gardens or urban settings with limited sunlight, offering a splash of color where few other plants might thrive.

Our Process

We have perfected packaging and shipping plants & trees! That is why we DO NOT use any third-party fulfillment like most other online retailers. Your trees go straight from our farm to your door, safely packaged by our team of seasoned professionals. Our process ensures your plants leave our facility and arrive to your door in the best condition possible!