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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.
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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!
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.
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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. 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 $125||$19.95|
|$125 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
|Mature Height:||3-4 ft.|
|Mature Width:||3-4 ft.|
|Botanical Name:||Ligustrum sinense|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ,OR|
|Grows Well In Zones:||6-10 outdoors|
|Your Growing Zone:||#|
Growing Zones: 6-10 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉)
Customer Reviews & Photos
So far so good
We planted them in the spring and have enjoyed watching them grow. So far both are doing well.
Very good. Plants are doing well. I bought some three years ago and I am very pleased with the impact the colour makes nestled among my shrubs.
Lovely color, texture, and size
I really love this little bush. It grows fast, added a new color to my garden, and has a texture that is uniquely its own.
Too early to know.
Survived transplanting in a warm early December, but did loose some lower leaves. Very colorful.
This is likely due to the shipping and transplanting stress but your plant will push out new growth after a few short weeks. Please reach out with any other concerns or questions!
Sunshine Ligustrom Shrub
So far they are growing! Am continuing to watch them!