Yellow Leaves Plants: Adding Plants With Golden Foliage To The Garden

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener, Plants that have yellow-gold leaves are like adding a splash of instant sunshine to a shady corner or a landscape with a lot of deep evergreen foliage. Yellow leaved plants provide real visual impact, but plan carefully, as too many yellow foliage plants in gardens can become overpowering or distracting. If you’re looking for plants with golden foliage, there is a huge selection from which to choose. Read on for a few suggestions to get you started. Yellow Leaved Plants The following plants provide yellow or gold foliage and used sparingly in the garden can add that extra “wow” factor: Shrubs Aucuba – Aucuba japonica ‘Mr. Goldstrike,’ suitable for growing in USDA plant hardiness zones 7 through 9, is a hardy shrub with green leaves generously speckled with gold flecks. Also consider Aucuba japonica ‘Subaru’ or ‘Lemon Flare.’ Ligustrum –


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