Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Goshiki'
|Description||Goshiki translates from Japanese as "five colors". Its new leaves emerge red and quickly turn green. The green leaves are daubed with spots of creamy white, gray-green, and yellow-green. This lovely evergreen selection makes a great accent or hedge.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Occasional insignificant flowers in summer.|
|Mature Size||Reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide in 10 years; taller with age.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge|
|Design Ideas||Use as a low prickly hedge or try as a unique mid-height accent in shrub borders. Far wider than it is tall, group to cover large bare areas of the garden.|
|Companion Plants||Fountain Grass (Pennisetum); Boxwood (Buxus); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina)|
|Care||Provide enriched, moist, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, water as needed to maintain evenly moist soil. Fertilize in early spring. Prune annually for a neat appearance and to maintain desired size and shape.|
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