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Sunshine Privet

Ligustrum sinense 'Sunshine'

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Sunshine Privet (Ligustrum sinense 'Sunshine') at Randy's Perennials

Sunshine Privet foliage

Sunshine Privet foliage

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Sunshine Privet (Ligustrum sinense 'Sunshine') at Randy's Perennials

Sunshine Privet

Sunshine Privet

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  6 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5b

Description:

An outstanding variety producing dense foliage that matures to gold; grown for foliage; color is best in full sun; a wonderful color addition for borders, screens and mass plantings

Ornamental Features

Sunshine Privet has gold foliage which emerges light green in spring. The glossy oval leaves remain gold throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Sunshine Privet is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Sunshine Privet is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Sunshine Privet will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
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Massing  Screening 
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