Gold dust tree, Japanense laurel, spotted laurel
Vascular – Exotic
Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
Reproduces by seed, fleshy fruits and dispersed by birds and gravity.
Japan. All wild gatherings seen to date are of the yellow-spotted cultivar.
Reason for introduction
aucuba: Derived from the Japanese name for this plant
japonica: Of Japan