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

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‘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)
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.