Growing Zones: 6-10 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 3-4 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 3-4 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Ligustrum sinense
- Does Not Ship To:
Lively Landscape Color Year-Round
Why Sunshine Ligustrum Shrubs?
If you’re looking for year-round color to invigorate your garden space, you’ve found it! A lustrous addition to the Southern Living Plant Collection, the Sunshine Ligustrum punctuates any landscape design with a bold array of verdant yellow hues.
In spring, its petite, oval leaves emerge brilliant chartreuse. As the days get longer and the sun peaks, its glossy foliage transforms into a mass of dazzling, summer color ranging from cool, refreshing lime to vivid yellow-gold.
An evergreen shrub, this Ligustrum maintains its lush prominence despite the onset of cooler temperatures, taking on a hint of orange as the shorter days of winter take hold.
And the Sunshine is noninvasive and allergen-free. With the Sunshine Ligustrum, expect to enjoy all the upsides of the privet hedge cultivar and none of the shortcomings. Unlike its close cousins and their notorious reputation for multiplying, this hybrid doesn’t flower or reseed. So when spring comes knocking, the Sunshine won’t be adding to the pollen count!
With the Sunshine, you get bright, ornamental foliage and four seasons of interest without the upkeep. The Sunshine creates a lively hedge along pathways, drives or fencelines. If you have some beds to fill, try arranging your Sunshines in curved patterns or knot-like shapes -- your garden is guaranteed to get a second look from neighbors and guests.
As its name suggests, the Sunshine is easy-going and virtually maintenance-free. Living up to 30 years, it’s drought and heat tolerant, flourishes in just about any soil type, and naturally repels deer. And if you prefer a more informal setting, there’s no need to prune. Left to grow, the Sunshine reaches a maximum height of only four feet, spreading into a bullet shape, with soft, upright branches.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
You won’t find a healthier, better developed Sunshine Ligustrum – because we’ve planted, grown and shipped your Ligustrum with meticulous care, you get a hassle-free shrub that’s ready to thrive in your landscape and burst with color and growth quickly.
In fact, when you buy our larger sizes, you can get explosive color, privacy and the iconic good looks of the Sunshine Ligustrum as soon as the first season in your homescape.
Whether it’s a splash of color you seek or a mass of brilliant, striking contrast, the Sunshine Ligustrum is a ray of sunshine the day it’s delivered! Get your order in today. Our experts are on hand to assist, ensuring you the best results from your newest garden addition. Get your Sunshine today!
Customer Reviews & Photos
- front yard
- sunshine ligustrum
- rock garden
Is a PERFECT new addition to my front yard. I needed some color and dimension. Planted like a hedge. I LOVE IT
Unique and beautiful
I want to buy more.
We love our sunshine ligustrum . It is bright yellow and stands out so nice in our rock garden . Would definitely purchase more . Beautiful plant for sure !
They came in great shape, impressed, will order from you again
Planting & Care
1. Planting: A minimum of 4 hours of sun is its preference, so seek full sun to partial shade locations (anywhere from 3 to 6 hours of sunlight daily). Soil type doesn't matter, provided that it's well-draining.
When you're ready to plant, dig a hole that's large enough to accommodate your shrub's root ball, backfill your soil, and mulch the surrounding soil. Finally, water to settle the shrub's roots.
If you're planting in a container, select a pot that's about twice the size of your shrub's shipped container, use organic soil, and place in an area with adequate sunlight.
2. Watering: While tolerant of drought once established, good watering is important until your plant reaches that stage. You should water when the surface soil dries to 1 to 3 inches down by touch.
3. Fertilizing: Avoid highly soluble fertilizers if possible. Slow-release, organic-based nutrient sources are the best. Fertilize in early spring, after the threat of frost has passed.
4. Pruning: You can shear or prune your Ligustrum in spring, and remove dead or damaged branches at any time of year.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$99.00 +||FREE SHIPPING with code JAN99!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|