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Osmanthus O. heterophyllus 'Goshiki' - False Holly from Historyland Nursery

Osmanthus O. heterophyllus 'Goshiki' - False Holly from Historyland Nursery

Osmanthus O. heterophyllus 'Goshiki'

False Holly

Categories: Shrub

The Goshiki is quite the showy plant with its multitude of colors and provides year round interest. It does perform best in the partial shade. 

More About Osmanthus O. heterophyllus 'Goshiki'

  • Easy care
  • Far wider than it is tall
  • Excellent companion plants: Nandina (Heavenly Bamboo), Boxwood (Buxus), Daylilies
  • Great accent plant or use in a hedge

Interesting Notes:

Leaves offer green flecking on a gold, maturing to cream background; new growth is pink/bronze-tinged and leaves mature to a green, gold and cream collage. The mature leaves are striking. 

We offer Goshiki is a 5 gallon container.

False Holly Growing and Maintenance Tips

Transplanted from containers; the Goshiki prefers fertile, moist and well-drained acid soil. Preferably plant in partial shade.

The Goshiki will grow to 3-5' high with a spread of slightly less. That being said the growth rate is slow. The flowers are highly fragrant, but they are for the most part hidden. You know that they are there though by the fragrance. 


3-5 ft

Hardiness Zone:

Zone (6)7 to 9

Osmanthus O. heterophyllus 'Goshiki' Characteristics


  • Partial Sun

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant

Soil Moisture

  • Moist, Well-Drained


  • Low Maintenance
  • Great Foliage
  • Evergreen
  • Fall Color
  • Mass Planting
  • Focal Point
  • Container

Foliage Color

  • Dark Green
  • White
  • Gold
  • Bronze
  • Multi-Color


  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring Bloomer
  • Summer

Plants that work well with Osmanthus O. heterophyllus 'Goshiki'

Heavenly Bamboo Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina domestica)
Winter Gem Boxwood Winter Gem Boxwood (Buxus var. koreana 'Winter Gem')