Osmanthus - Goshiki / Size 2
Goshiki Osmanthus False Holly
Goshiki Osmanthus False Holly

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*Average Plant Shipping Size: 12" - 18" tall

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Our Price: $14.95

Product Code: OSMGOS2

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Goshiki'

Overall Description

Not a true holly, but has the look & leaf structure of one. Has green flecking on gold foliage with the new growth being a very pretty pinkish bronze color. Very heat tolerant - excellent choice for places in the South & Southeast. Makes an excellent specimen planting, or also works well in group plantings as well.

We suggest that colder climate locations provide an area with some sort of winter protection against cold wintry winds. Has been known to have trouble with exposure to severe winter weather - especially when young, or when grown in containers.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height: 6 - 8 ft

--Mature Width : 4 ft

--Growth Rate:
Slow to moderate ( 2" - 6" avg per year )

--Hardiness Zones:
7 - 10

--Sun Exposure:
Full sun to light partial shade

--Soil Preference:
Average to slightly moist & acidic - well drained. Mulching strongly recommended

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen broadleaf - classic Holly type look to each leaf with a light yellow base color with green flecking throughout. Leaves have several distinct lobes, and sharp spines at the points in between each lobe. New growth is tinged with a reddish burgundy color which gradually fades as the leaves mature.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
None to mention on this variety.

--Diseases / Insects :
Rather trouble free - roots do not thrive in poorly drained soils.

--Recommended Spacing :
No specific spacing recommendations - will depend on the exact planting application or use.

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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