Goshiki False Holly

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Kaleidoscope of color and traditional form, the Goshiki False Holly (Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Goshiki') is a fantastic little shrub with fine-textured foliage and lovely pointed, scalloped foliage! Called False Holly because of their resemblance to true Holly, it is truly a beautiful accent plant that is also extremely tough and durable with remarkable variegated foliage!

Goshiki means 'five colored' in Japanese and refers to the various colors that splash, speckle and stripe each leaf. The leaves can display five colors at once - cream, pink, orange, yellow, and white! All appear in attractive spots or swirls that combine together to create an eye-catching display and no two leaves are the same!

Clusters of tiny white flowers occur in late summer or early fall and are fragrant, and are often hidden by the foliage. This plant does not produce fruit. Goshiki makes an incredibly attractive broad-leaved evergreen with Holly-like leaves that exhibit amazing variegated colors year-round. Thriving throughout USDA hardiness zones 6 to 9, these False Hollies are easy to grow and love shrubs.

Planting and Application:

Growing into 6-8 feet tall, dense shrubs, Goshiki is made to be a colorful hedge for privacy and screening! A formidable barrier and property definition tool to create living walls and carve outdoor rooms that bring a sense of serenity to your landscape! Birds will love the dense hedgerows, groupings, and shelterbelts you can create with these as specimen plantings or combined as four-season interest accents in mixed-shrub borders.

Use Goshiki to brighten up a shady corner or for a colorful informal hedge. It can also be kept in a large container for many years. The foliage and beautiful form bring elegant formality, and the uniform overall shape creates a free-form sculpture. No wonder people love it as a specimen in Japanese Gardens! Limb up the lower branching to expose the multi-trunked stems and create tree-form specimens and accents that anchor foundation plantings and garden beds alike!

  • Swirling Speckled Multi-Colored Variegated Leaves
  • Traditional Holly Leaf Shape
  • Broad-Leaved Evergreen With All-Season Interest!
  • Tall Uniform Fine-Textured Form
  • Tiny White Flowers For Pollinators
  • Late Season Fragrant Bloom But No Messy Fruit
  • Hedges, Privacy & Screening, Fantastic Accents & Specimens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This broadleaved evergreen is adaptable to full sun, as long as it has a bit of protection from winter winds is suggested in the colder zones. Part shade is best in the warmer zones. Not particular on soil type, so long as it is well-drained, Goshiki prefers moderate moisture throughout the growing season and a good drink before winter. Add a nice 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch is greatly appreciated to hold in moisture more consistently and to insulate the root system. Shear this plant annually to keep a neat appearance or to maintain desired shape or size. Pruning is best done in the spring for size control by carefully trimming the longest canes back to a leaflet pair growing below the surface of the canopy. For the best look, take your time while pruning. Layer staggered cuts evenly across the plant, hiding the cuts back into the canopy as you go.

  • Partial Shade in Warm Climates or Full Sun in Cooler Zones
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Any Acidic Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune After Flowering
  • Pest & Disease Free
  • Deer Don't Prefer It

Gorgeous swirling colors and beautiful form, the Goshiki False Holly will add four-season beauty and structure to your landscapes this year! Hurry and order yours today at NatureHills.com and begin enjoying variegated evergreen color in your garden year-round!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Goshiki False Holly Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Goshiki'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color Variegated
Foliage Variegated
Foliage Color Cream, Pink, Orange, Yellow & White
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes