Aucuba japonica Goldstrike (Spotted Laurel)
- Usually Flowers : March, April
Evergreen shrub with oval, dark green leaves heavily splashed with pale yellow. White-purple flowers. March to April. Ht.3mt.(10ft.). Male form. Grow in part to full shade and well-drained soil. Very tolerant of dry shade. Good for hedging, screening or free-standing shrub.
Aucuba japonica Rozannie (Japanese Laurel)
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Compact, evergreen shrub with lush dark green leaves. Red-purple flowers in small clusters from April to May. Ht.1mt.(3ft.). Large, bright red berries after flowers. Grow in full sun or full shade in moist, well-drained soil. Tolerant of any position especially dry shade. Berries better with male form nearby.
Daphne odora Aureomarginata
- Usually Flowers : January, February, March
Evergreen shrub with lustrous, dark green leaves edged with pale yellow. Clusters of small, sweetly scented, pale-pink flowers emerge from purple-pink buds from January to March. Ht.1.5mt.(5ft.). Spherical red fruit after flowers. Nearly hardy. Grows in full sun or partial shade on fertile, well-drained soil. Requires shelter. Good for front of border near pathways.