Osmanthus ‘Goshiki’ (False Holly) #3


Osmanthus ‘Goshiki’ Care

Planting: Choose a location with well-drained soil and partial to full sunlight for your ‘Goshiki’. Ensure proper spacing to accommodate its mature size, typically around 3 to 5 feet in height and spread.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during dry spells and the plant’s establishment period. Water deeply and regularly, allowing the soil to dry slightly between waterings. Avoid waterlogging, as it can lead to root rot.

Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to retain soil moisture, regulate temperature, and suppress weed growth. Maintain a mulch depth of 2 to 3 inches, keeping it away from the plant’s stem to prevent rot.

Fertilizing: Fertilize ‘Goshiki’ in spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer formulated for shrubs. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application rates and frequency.

Pruning: Prune your Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Goshiki’ as needed to maintain its shape and remove any dead, damaged, or overgrown branches. Light pruning after flowering can help encourage bushy growth and maintain the plant’s appearance.

Protection: Protect your ‘Goshiki’ from harsh winter winds and extreme temperatures by providing shelter or wrapping it with burlap. Mulching around the base of the plant can also help insulate the roots.

Pest and Disease Control: Monitor for common pests such as scale insects and diseases such as leaf spot. Treat any infestations or infections promptly with appropriate insecticides or fungicides.

Winter Care: Ensure your ‘Goshiki’ is adequately watered and mulched before the onset of winter to protect its roots from freezing temperatures. Consider providing additional protection for young or vulnerable plants during harsh winters.

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Introducing Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Goshiki’, a captivating evergreen shrub that adds vibrant color and texture to any landscape. This unique variety of False Holly features striking variegated foliage, with leaves splashed in shades of cream, pink, orange, and green throughout the year.

In fall, small fragrant flowers appear, adding a delightful aroma to your garden. Perfect for use as a specimen plant, in mixed borders, or as a low hedge, ‘Goshiki’ brings year-round interest and beauty to your outdoor space. Experience the enchanting allure and versatility of Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Goshiki’ in your garden today.