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Model #3953Q

2.5 Qt. Sunshine Ligustrum, Evergreen Shrub, Bright Golden-Yellow Foliage

  • Golden-yellow foliage: approx. 6-10 in. tall when shipped
  • Plant in sun to part shade: water regularly until established
  • Sterile cultivar will not re-seed : grows in USDA zones 6-9
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Product Overview

Mature Dimensions
Hardiness Zone
Sun Needs
Water Needs
Bloom Season
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Disease Resistant
This eye-catching plant is the Sunshine Ligustrum from the Southern Living Plant Collection. This shrub offers brilliant golden-yellow colored foliage that will bring great year-round color to your landscape. New growth is lime green that will continuously intensify to yellow hues as spring turns into summer, arriving at a vibrant golden yellow. The more sunlight they get, the better. More sun produces more yellow leaves, while less sun results in more yellow-green foliage. This is a sterile, non-invasive cultivar of Ligustrum that will not re-seed and spread. This plant looks great planted in containers, as a hedge, or accent in the landscape, and will also respond well to shaping into simple topiary forms. Another advantage to the Sunshine Ligustrum is that it doesn't bloom, which is great for allergy sufferers. When planting this shrub select a location that will receive full sun, use a well-drained garden soil mixed with your native soil to backfill the hole, and use a slow-release fertilizer annually in spring to keep your Sunshine Ligustrum healthy and brilliantly shining.
  • Stunning golden yellow foliage year round
  • New growth is lime green that turns yellow with more sun exposure
  • Evergreen
  • Water as needed
  • Plant in well-drained garden soil
  • Full sun to part shade
  • Shape in early spring before flush
  • Fertilize in spring with slow-release granular fertilizer
  • Included in the Southern Living plant Collection
  • Cold hardy to USDA zone 6

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Ratings
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Sun ToleranceFull SunFull SunSun or ShadeFull Sun
Mature Height (in.)36482472
Hardiness Zone6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)3 (-40 to -30 F),4 (-30 to -20 F),5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F)4 (-30 to -20 F),5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)10 (30 to 40 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
Additional CharacteristicsDeer Resistant,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Salt TolerantDeer ResistantDeer Resistant,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Erosion Control,Insect Resistant,Salt Tolerant,Water-WiseAttracts Butterflies,Deer Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Low Maintenance,Privacy,Salt Tolerant
Evergreen or DeciduousEvergreenDeciduousEvergreenEvergreen
Common NamePrivetLilacJuniperPrivet
Water RequirementsTwice a weekMedium LightTwice a weekWhen soil is dry
Annual / PerennialPerennialPerennialPerennialPerennial
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Specifications

Dimensions

Mature Height (in.)
36
Mature Width (in.)
36

Details

Additional Characteristics
Deer Resistant,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Salt Tolerant
Annual / Perennial
Perennial
Average Shipping Height (in.)
7
Best Time to Plant
Spring to Fall
Blossom Color
No Blossoms
Botanical Name
Ligustrum sinense 'Sunshine'
Common Name
Privet
Evergreen or Deciduous
Evergreen
Fragrance
Non-Fragrant
Granular (Yes/No)
Yes
Growth Habit
Shrub
Hardiness Zone
6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
Number of plants included (Pack-Size)
1
Optimal Soil Condition
Neutral
Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)
24-36
Returnable
180-Day
Shipped As
Container
Sun Tolerance
Full Sun
Water Requirements
Twice a week
Wildlife Attracted
Birds
Wildlife Deterred
No Wildlife Deterred

Questions & Answers

35Questions42Answers

How long can this plant last if planted on decorative ceramic pots?

Asked by Eds August 16, 2020
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It might be better to plant inside the ceramic pot instead of on it. The sunshine ligustrum should do well in a planted pot. There are to many other variables to consider to give you a more definitive answer to your question. Keep an eye on the water level. The soil should be most but not over wet and not too dry. I advise 1/3 cup of water a day for smaller container plants.

Can they be pruned in summer or fall

Asked by Bernie August 1, 2020
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You can feel free to prune the sunshine Ligustrum anytime of the year.

Turning brown and dropping. What is wrong?

Asked by Mommom June 17, 2020
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Without seeing a picture of your plant directly I can not answer specifically. But I can give you some tips as to what happens when my Sunshine Ligustrum turns darker. When they are not receiving enough sunlight they will turn. When they don't received enough water they will get dry in the leaves. When they get to much water they will turn brown and droopy.

in the video the girl is mentioning purple plants which I like it very much but cannot understan...

Asked by naz May 8, 2020
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These plants are a bright golden-yellow. I had them several years now and the color is still the same.

I just ordered these a few weeks ago, planted them in full sun and have watered regularly. They a...

Asked by NJSun April 6, 2020
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Was it root bound when you pulled it out of the pot? Most ligustrum are. If so, you would want to dig it up and take a serrated knife and make about fout 1/2" deep vertical slices into the root ball and then replant it. Also, now that you have done this to the roots, you would want to take off about 1-2" growth off the end of each branch. I know cutting it back seems like you are losing progress, but it will help give the plant some energy. These are tough little guys. Don't over-water it. give it a good drink about once a week the first season and then you can neglect it quite a bit once established. Jim Putnam on the HortTube youtube channel has some good videos about this plant if you need more help with it. After it's in the ground a year it's going to take off. It might look a a little scraggley the first year while it gets established.

"Sunshine ligustrum" bushes die off rapidly. Need Help! I planted 3 "Sunshine ligustrum" plants...

Asked by JKB April 19, 2019
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These shrubs require a lot more water than one might think prudent, at least as newly planted shrubs.

Do you think it can survive in winter with no or little sunlight?

Asked by ny March 21, 2019
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I have wonderful praise for this Sunshine Liguestrum, we had a foot of snow and rains continuously during the whole months of Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March and now April. A LOT of rain. These bushes survived the worst so far and am now going to order more since they did so well for around my pool area. They are bright, soft looking, am very glad I bought them. I have over an acre of back yard I've cleared of Oak and privet upstarts, now my shade trees have been added, I'll make sure I have plenty of these about the yards. I love them and the pugster dwarf bottlebrush are perfect as well

Are these Dwarf plants?

Asked by HP July 31, 2018
5
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No

is this shrub so growing?

Asked by annieBee May 31, 2018
5
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No, mine are 4’x4’ in just 3 seasons.

Does the soil have to be acidic?

Asked by Graylocks May 31, 2018
5
Answers

No. Ligustrum don't need especially acid soil and they are tough as nails.

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Our family installed a row of Sunshine Ligustrums this summer and were very satisfied with the numerous plants bought in store. Another family member had to order one of the plants online since we bought all that was in-store. The plants bought in-store have larger and denser foliage with a striking combination of yellow and green. The online purchased plant has small foliage that is not near as dense with coloring that is a low contrast pastel yellow and green. The result is a much different looking plant in our front yard lacking the characteristics that caused us to buy them in-store in the first place. Attached with this post are pictures of the two (looks far more different in person). I'm wondering what to do about this. We verified that the correct product was ordered online and the plant tag was correct.
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I LOVE ❤my plants, but the deers ate them. I...
I LOVE ❤my plants, but the deers ate them. I am trying to bring them back to life now. I'm so in tears. I have pictures of my beautiful driveway, and now I also have pictures of my destroyed plants. I still love my plants. Have a great day and thank you.
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Strong root system. Nice size.
Strong root system. Nice size.
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I waited almost a full year to review, in case...
I waited almost a full year to review, in case my fears came true... WELL they did. These bushes have completely died for no apparent reason. I followed instructions to a T. And yet, I still have about 7 hideous dead spriggy bushes in front of my house. Wish I could get a refund - do NOT recommend.
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This was an experiment. I needed these for a full sun area when I purchased them. Not much can gr...
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This was an experiment. I needed these for a full sun area when I purchased them. Not much can grow here with color except succulents and cactus. They were not that great in 113 degrees heat with California mountain winds. I continued to care for them and this first spring has given me a reward for my efforts. If you are in a hard to grow area and have some patience, this one is hardy enough to grow in its first year without being green thumb gardener. It is difficult for me to grow many things in a garden because I only want to water and mulch. Watering more frequent in the middle of the summer desert temperatures is a must for any garden. It helps to add mountain rocks. I added the Paprika Rose (Rosa) Live Shrub next to it at the same time with much more success. See image.
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Planted them a few weeks ago and they aren't dead yet. So we'll see.
Planted them a few weeks ago and they aren't dead yet. So we'll see.
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I don’t usually buy plants online, but after having a positive experience purchasing two Nandinas...
I don’t usually buy plants online, but after having a positive experience purchasing two Nandinas from the Southern Living Collection, I took a chance and purchased two Sunshine Ligustrum plants. This was another good purchase. The plants were packed well and were very healthy upon arrival. The soil was even moist. The plants I purchased were 2 Gallon. They will make a nice addition to my garden.
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Love this plant. I bought several for my front yard but the deer feasted on them. Moved to my fen...
Love this plant. I bought several for my front yard but the deer feasted on them. Moved to my fenced backyard and they are doing great. Make a wonderful backdrop for other plants and look amazing all year long in hot zone 8b in Texas. I love this plant.
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My Three years old Sunshine Ligustrum
I purchase two Sunshine Ligustrum in 2014. I live in Central Florida and this plant has proven itself every season. It's amazing to see the color Green and Yellow interchanging as well as combined. What a beautiful mixture. I planted two Sunshine Ligustrum to create a full shrub near the side entrance of my garage. I also planted a purple color plant beside it and they all look amazing as a combination. I'm completely satisfied. It keeps it's beauty all year around.
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Foggy, Windy, Damp Summers with Sunshine Here and There
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Vibrant yellow, chartreux colored foliage. I have a rock garden in zone 10 and so far the plant is doing well in a zone 10 blustery, foggy, damp summer with sunshine days here and there. Shipped timely and packaged securely.
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