Aucuba japonica 'Picturata' ('Aureo-maculata')
Native from the Himalayas to Japan. These seedlings vary in leaf form and variegations; many varieties are offered. The species is densely covered with shiny, dark green, toothed leaves 3 to 8 in. long, 1 1/2 to 3 in. wide, but the most commonly sold forms are spotted and splashed with yellow variegation. Standard green-leafed aucuba grows at a moderate rate to 6 to 10 ft. (sometimes 15 ft.) tall and wide. Can be kept lower by pruning.
Minute dark maroon flowers in earliest spring are followed by clusters of bright red, 3/4-in. berries in fall and winter. Both sexes must be planted to ensoure fruit set. A green-leafed variety called 'Rozannie' is self-fruitful, producing a heavy crop of berries withou a pollenizer.'Picturata' ('Aureo-maculata')
This variety's leaves have golden yellow centers, edges of dark green dotted yellow. Grows 6 to 10 ft. tall and wide. Female.
Reported to be a hybrid between Ligustrum japonicum ‘Rotundifolium‘ and Ligus...
Grows at a moderate to fast rate, eventually reaching 40–80 ft. tall, with a heavy-limbed crown ...
Probably one of hardiest palms; has survived brief (but not prolonged) temperature drops to 0°F/°