A conspicuous example of a dioecious plant is the common aucuba, of which for years only the female plant was known in Britain.
Magnolia, Aucuba, Abelia and Skimmia may be mentioned as examples of Chinese genera found in the eastern Himalayas, and the tea-tree grows wild in Assam.
From the opposite quarter an influx of Japanese and Chinese forms, such as the rhododendrons, the tea plant, Aucuba, Helwingia, Skimmia, Adamia, Goughia and others, has taken place, these being more numerous in the east and gradually disappearing in the west.
aucuba japonica - a high-gloss plant with large green leaves liberally speckled with bright gold.
Or try the Aucuba japonica or spotted laurel, which also has beautiful dark green leaves and scarlet berries through the winter months.