Osmanthus Goshiki False Holly Shrubs for Sale Online
Osmanthus Goshiki is a compact evergreen shrub producing dark green holly-like leaves speckled with pink red and orange variegation maturing to creamy yellow. Its striking variegated foliage and fragrant blooms will grab the attention of any passerby. The foliage radiates year round with white, yellow, burgundy, medium green, and dark green variegation. Osmanthus Goshiki is in a class of its own and is a must for the gardener that enjoys unique and unusual plants. Goshiki translates from Japanese as "five colors". Its new leaves emerge red and quickly turn green. This lovely evergreen selection makes a great accent or hedge.
|Mature Height:||3 to 5 feet|
|Mature Width:||3.5 to 4 feet|
|Classification:||Broad Leaved evergreen shrub|
|Sunlight:||Partial to full sun, tolerates part shade|
|Habit:||Compact dense growth|
|Foliage:||Foliage mottled in white, green and pink highlights|
|Pruning Season:||Best pruned in late winter or early spring before new growth emerges|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Tolerates moist soil and partial shade or full sun. Full sun brings out the best foliage color. Will adapt to drier sites|
How to Care for Osmanthus Goshiki
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Osmanthus Goshiki plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Osmanthus goshiki to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.