Aucuba ‘Golden Girl’

Project Description

In 1993 I crossed Aucuba japonica ‘Nana Rotundifolia’ with A. japonica ‘Crotonifolia’. The resulting cross was a very compact hybrid (picture below) with short internodes, variegated leaves and large red berries. It was a good plant but even better now, because 8 years ago it developed a striking gold sport and this is the clone that has been name ‘Golden Girl’  photo above

  • A very compact evergreen  shrub with short internodes
  • Best in shade
  • Any well drained soil
  • Border or Patio pot/container
  • Leaves boldly blotched with gold
  • Large bright red berries when planted near a male variety
  • Free of most pest and diseases

Named by Charles Carr, Production Director of Lowater’s Nursery (Garden Beauty).


The original hybrid raised in 1993




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Hello Peter, 10th May 2014Aucuba japonica Golden Girl is very beautiful.
It’s really a Golden Girl !
Today, in our collection,  it’s completely gold.Thank you for this Aucuba!RegardsLes Jardins de la Régie

Project Details

  • GenusAucuba
  • Species'Nana Rotundifolia' x 'Crotonifolia'
  • Cultivar'Golden Girl'
  • CategoryEvergreen shrub
  • Height & Spread1m x 1m 10 Years
  • Plant Breeders RightsExclusive to New Place Nurseries
  • ColoursColours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline and may vary according to local conditions.