Close up of green and yellow Goshiki Osmanthus foliage Goshiki Osmanthus in the landscape

‘Goshiki’

False Holly

Osmanthus heterophyllus

'Goshiki'

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Close up of green and yellow Goshiki Osmanthus foliage Goshiki Osmanthus in the landscape
  • Colorful foliage
  • Evergreen
  • Fragrant
Description

'Goshiki' means "five colors" in Japanese, and you'll count at least that many on the flashy foliage of this versatile evergreen, especially in spring when the new growth is emerging. Small white flowers in autumn make an impact primarily through their intense fragrance. Introduced by Barry Yinger.

USDA Zone 6 - 9 (-5°F/-20°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 5 - 10'

Width 5 - 10'

Finish Time 1.5 seasons

Type Evergreen

Bloom Time Fall

Flower Color White

Foliage Color Variegated

Liner Sizes 4"

Soil Requires moist, well-drained, acidic soil.

Pruning Avoid cutting into thick woody stems when pruning. Prune to shape in spring if desired.

Uses Specimen, mass plantings, edging.

Growing Tips In colder parts of its hardiness range, plant in a protected site to prevent foliage burn.