Scientific Name Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Goshiki'
Common Name Goshiki (Five Colours) Hollyleaf Tea Olive
Hardiness Zone (6) 7 to 9
Size 8 to 10' tall with less width
Growth Rate Slow
Exposure Full sun to partial shade - afternoon shade particularly for lasting colour
Group Shrub-Evergreen
Characteristics Opposite, simple leaf, very spiny and jagged. New growth has some pink and bronze, maturing to green and gold and cream - hence five colours.
Fragrant white flower in Autumn, often hidden by the leaves.
Less cold hardy than the species.
Landscape Uses Good hedge, screen or barrier.