Aucuba Japonica Golden King


A compact evergreen shrub with large leaves blotched with golden-yellow. Insignificant Dark-purple flowers. Uses include, Banks and Slopes, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Containers. Height of 2.5m and a Spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.


Plant in moist well drained soil in a sheltered site. Full Sun / Partial shade, Hardy


General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.