Goshiki Japanese False Holly
Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Goshiki'
Three seasons of color make this a valuable, broad, upright shrub. New, spring growth is flushed with pink that changes to copper in summer; the holly-like leaves take on creamy yellow-gold variegation splashed over green, and in late summer, another flush of intense yellow keeps the show bright. Highly resistant to browsing deer and amenable to shearing. This versatile selection from Japan makes an excellent focal point, foundation plant or hedge.
- Garden Size: 6’H x 6’W
- Growth Rate: 3-6″/year
- Habit: Globe Shaped
- Hardiness: Zone 6
- Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Many perennials and bonsai plants will have a ‘winter look’ that differs from how they look when actively growing. Colder temperatures and short days alter the appearance of these plants as they go thru seasonal changes. Some plants require this reboot to bloom and/or perform at their best during the growing season. Plants may remain semi-dormant until early spring. Rest assured that these cosmetic changes do not adversely affect the health of your plant.