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Aucuba japonica 'Golden King'

Aucuba japonica 'Golden King'

Regular price $22.00 Sale

Golden King Aucuba. Aucubas are botanically known as being "dioecious," meaning that there are separate male and female plants. This is a broad leaf variegated form with more gold than green in its foliage. Truly one of the great cultivars! It is listed as a male, but I have found some of ours with berries, so I'm beginning to wonder. When selections are in cultivation for a number of years and now flowers are observed, then it is prone to be called a male. But once a cultivar gets some age, we tend to change our minds when we see that they have a "sex change"! So maybe 'Golden King' is really 'Golden Queen.' Stand by. We use it as a good male pollinator. Flowers are easily observed in early spring where one can tell whether it is a male or a female.

Zones 6-9