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

$2210
  • 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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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 SunPart SunFull SunFull Sun
Mature Height (in.)72 in.24 in.48 in.30 in.
Additional CharacteristicsDeer Resistant,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Salt TolerantDeer ResistantLow MaintenanceAttracts Butterflies,Deer Resistant,Disease Resistant
Hardiness Zone10 (30 to 40 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 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)6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
Common NamePrivetBoxwoodHeavenly BambooAbelia
Evergreen or DeciduousEvergreenEvergreenEvergreenEvergreen
Water RequirementsTwice a weekTwice a weekTwice a weekWhen soil is dry
Mature Width (in.)48 in.24 in.48 in.42 in.
Best Time to PlantSpring to FallSpringSpring to FallYear Round
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Specifications

Dimensions

Mature Height (in.)
72 in.
Mature Width (in.)
48 in.

Details

Additional Characteristics
Deer Resistant,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Salt Tolerant
Annual / Perennial
Perennial
Average Shipping Height (in.)
7 in
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
Growth Habit
Shrub
Hardiness Zone
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)
Number of plants included (Pack-Size)
1
Optimal Soil Condition
Neutral
Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)
24-36
Returnable
90-Day
Shipped As
Container
Sun Tolerance
Full Sun
Water Requirements
Twice a week
Wildlife Attracted
Birds
Wildlife Deterred
No Wildlife Deterred

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Perfection from start to finish
I have never ordered plants from Home Depot online before. I was apprehensive. I shouldn’t have been. The 4 plants arrived quickly in 2 boxes, which were sized perfectly for the plants. Plastic secured the containers so that almost no dirt fell out. They arrived still moist, not a twig bent, and full and healthy. I am so happy with these 4 Sunshine Privets! And you can’t beat the price! Thank you!
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    The sunshine ligustrum in great condition when it arrived. Expectation was met. I will definitely buy again. Well packaged too!!
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      Tiny plants arrived compared to photo shown. Not worth the money paid. Will return and not buy on...
      Tiny plants arrived compared to photo shown. Not worth the money paid. Will return and not buy online again!
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        Unfortunate difference in product
        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...
          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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