Aucuba japonica ‘Marmorata’, also referred to as a Japanese laurel, is a bushy dense evergreen shrub with large waxy dark green leaves speckled heavily with gold spots. It produces attractive purple flowers followed by red oval berries. To the best display of berries, grow both male and female plants. Full to partial shade and frost hardy. Will reach 6 ft in height and 5 ft in width at maturity. (10 yrs)