A yellow leafed form of V. lantana but more refined. Grows to 8' but not as vigorous as the species. New shoots are a pleasing golden yellow, maturing to green. It will retain its yellow foliage if planted in the shade, which is recommended. Flowers same as the species. In mid summer, fruits gradually change from green to red to black with all three colors usually visible in the fruit cluster at one time. An excellent contrast with the yellow foliage. Introduced by Spaeth of Germany in 1921.
This cultivar is sure to become a focal point and and a bright spot in the shade garden.
Growing this plant in the shade will keep the foliage from maturing green and will help prevent leaf scorch. Keep soil evenly moist. Dry conditions can also cause scorch on the leaf margings.