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Carex oshimensis Evergold

carex oshimensis Evergold(3 ltr pot size)

SKU: Greenearth6060

**Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'**


Carex oshimensis 'Evergold', commonly known as Japanese Sedge 'Evergold', is an ornamental grass valued for its striking variegated foliage and clumping growth habit. It belongs to the Cyperaceae family and is native to Japan. 'Evergold' is prized for its year-round interest and versatility in garden landscapes, providing texture, color, and low-maintenance beauty.

**Key Features:**

- **Size and Growth Habit:** 'Evergold' forms dense clumps of arching, narrow leaves that grow to about 30-40 cm (12-16 inches) tall and wide. It has a mounded, fountain-like growth habit.

- **Foliage:** The evergreen leaves are striped with creamy yellow and green, creating a bright and eye-catching contrast. The variegation remains attractive throughout the year, adding color to borders, containers, or rock gardens.

- **Flowers:** Inconspicuous flowers may appear in late spring to early summer on slender stems rising above the foliage. However, the main ornamental feature of 'Evergold' is its foliage rather than its flowers.

- **Hardiness:** Hardy in the uk, 'Evergold' tolerates a range of climates but prefers partial shade to full shade in warmer regions to protect its variegated foliage.

- **Light Requirements:** Prefers partial shade to full shade. 'Evergold' thrives in locations with filtered sunlight or morning sun with afternoon shade, particularly in hotter climates.


- **Ornamental Foliage:** Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' is valued for its bright variegated foliage, which adds texture and color contrast to garden beds and containers.

- **Low Maintenance:** Once established, 'Evergold' is low maintenance and requires minimal pruning. It is also deer resistant.

- **Versatility:** Suitable for borders, mass plantings, ground cover, or container gardening. It pairs well with other shade-loving plants or as a focal point in smaller garden spaces.

**Care Instructions:**

- **Soil:** Plant in moist, well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. Ensure good drainage to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot.

- **Watering:** Keep the soil evenly moist, especially during the first year after planting. Once established, 'Evergold' is moderately drought-tolerant but benefits from regular watering during dry spells.

- **Fertilization:** Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring to promote healthy growth and maintain foliage color. Avoid excessive nitrogen, which can affect variegation.

- **Pruning:** Trim back any dead or damaged leaves in late winter or early spring to maintain the plant's appearance. 'Evergold' does not require heavy pruning.

- **Protection:** Mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture and regulate soil temperature. Protect from strong winds, which can damage delicate foliage.

Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' is a versatile and attractive ornamental grass that enhances shaded areas of gardens and landscapes with its bright variegated foliage and low-maintenance nature. Its year-round interest and adaptability make it a popular choice among gardeners seeking to add texture and color to their outdoor spaces.

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