Gold Dust Plant Gardeners in the North know this easy-growing shrub as a houseplant, but Southern gardeners are familiar with it as a dense evergreen shrub for part shade. As its name suggests, gold dust plant bears rounded leaves heavily speckled in golden-yellow. Name: Aucuba japonica 'Variegata' Size: To 6 feet tall and feet wide Zones: 7-10 Bonus: Grow a dwarf shrub with gold foliage (such as variegated wintercreeper) with it to highlight the spotted leaves
'Starlight' weeping fig ~ Ficus benjamina 'Starlight' has the same arching plant form as regular weeping fig, but its leaves are ringed with a decorative white band. Variegation is most intense in bright light.