Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’

Japanese sedge 'Evergold'

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Japanese sedge ‘Evergold’ is a vibrant clump-forming evergreen sedge with striking striped dark green and yellowfoliage which goldens over the course of the season.

The foliage of the Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’ cultivar deepens to an even more pronounced dark green tone as the season progresses.


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Origin: Honshu Island, Japan
Genus: Carex
Species / Cultivar: oshimensis 'Evergold'
Common Name: Japanese sedge 'Evergold'

Plant Biography

Native to Honshu Island in Japan where it is commonly known as Oshima kan suge and lives in the dry woods and rocky slopes that can be found throughout the island.

The name oshimensis refers to Oshima, the largest of the Izu islands where it was first described.

Plants of this genus have existed in some form have existed for at least 15 millions years, with fossils of the fruit dated back to the Miocene era being found as far as Denmark.

Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'
Soil: Well drained
Soil that does not show much signs of moisture, either visibly or when handled.
Water Requirement: Low
Will grow in a drier position and is unlikely to need regular watering once established.
Maintenance: Low
Minimal skill or input needed beyond the basics, a very independent plant.
Situation: Full Sun to Part Shade
Enjoys direct sun most of the day, but tolerant of fewer sunlit hours or light dappling.
Eventual Height: 0.4m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 0.4m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Will survive unprotected outdoors in most areas of the UK, even in the harshest winters.
Habit: Semi Evergreen
May only remain evergreen in milder winters, or only loose leaves for a short period.

Expert Tip

Carex oshimensis classically makes for fantastic ground cover when grouped in part shade areas such as borders or woodland gardens. It's also a fantastic choice for spaces with moist soil such as stream or pond margins.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Carex oshimensis is easily grown in medium to wet soil in part shade. That said, it can also thrive in most average garden soils and is more tolerant of dry spells than most sedges.

The plant spreads slowly via short rhizomes, though if you want to use it for immediate ground cover we recommend starting with enough plants to fill the desired space.

It is evergreen throughout most of its growing range, though in the areas where it is not evergreen its foliage needs to be cut to the ground and removed in late winter.


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