- USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 10
- Height 3 - 6 Feet
- Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Full Sun
Sunshine Ligustrum is an evergreen shrub with year round golden foliage. Ligustrum sinense 'Sunshine' does great in warmer climates, and flourishes in full sun. It can handle hot summer days in the warmest climates. The plant is sterile & non-invasive. It also does not bloom at all, which is great for people who suffer from allergies. We love using this plant as a privacy hedge or garden border that has leaves year round. It is also very hardy and easy to care for, which is ideal for people with not a lot of free time or have brown thumbs.
Sunshine Ligustrum Care
This plant does best in full sun, which means at least 6 hours of sunlight a day. You need to plant in well-drained soil, as privet cannot tolerate soggy feet. The bush can adapt to most well drained soils. Water frequently to help the plant get established. After that the plant is quite drought and heat tolerant. We recommend adding mulch to the base of the shrub to help maintain moisture to the soil, and help protect shallow roots from harsh weather conditions. You can prune Sunshine Ligustrum almost any time of the year. Although pruning is not needed, as the shrub has a clean shape and does not grow past 6 feet tall. Do not prune close to the first frost of the year. Trim any dead or sick branches throughout the year as necessary. Fertilize in early spring using a slow release formula. But fertilizing is not typically needed, unless you have poor soil conditions.
Sunshine Ligustrum Spacing
Plant these shrubs at least 3 to 4 feet apart, center on center. If planting as a hedge, space these out 28 - 36 inches apart, center on center. These are also great in garden planters, to provide a great background for other colorful blooming plants. If planting as a landscaping border or in mass plantings, you can plant 4 to 6 feet apart, center on center.
Sunshine Ligustrum Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-10
|Flower Color(s): n/a
|Bloom Period: Grown for Foliage
|Foliage Color(s): Bright Yellow
|Light Exposure: Full Sun
|Height: 3-6 Feet
|Spread: 3-4 Feet
|Habit: Clumping, Upright
|Features: Interest Year-Round
|Scientific Name: Ligustrum sinense 'Sunshine' PP20379
|Common Name: Sunshine Ligustrum
|Brand: Southern Living Plants
*Please note due to agriculture restrictions we are not allowed to ship these into the state of Tennessee.
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.