Gold Splash Stachyurus. It is absolutely amazing at how many variegated leaf variants that we have found within this species. This selection we saw in Dr. Masato Yokoi's garden just outside of Tokyo, and he shared cuttings with us. He is one of the co-authors of 'VARIEGATED PLANTS IN COLOR.' And he was considered as one of the world authorities on plant pigments. Summer Chocolate Mimosa was one of his many introductions. This cultivar of Stachyurus has a generously random splashing of yellow, which lightens to almost pure white as the leaves harden off. It has the typical 6 inch hanging, yellow flower spikes in spring. This is one of the best woodland shrubs for a filtered sun location with good drainage and uniform moisture.