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Ligustrum x vicaryi

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lig-GUS-trum vi-KAR-ee-eye
Description

Golden Privet is a sterile hybrid with golden-yellow foliage. It will grow up to 12 feet high and 10 feet wide to provide a privacy screen or hedge. It is tolerant of a variety of soil types and is resistant to deer damage. The spring flowers are fragrant but not necessarily pleasant. The leaves change from yellow to chartreuse to reddish in the fall.

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#yellow leaves#spring flowers#hedges#privacy#large shrub#deer resistant#sterile
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#yellow leaves#spring flowers#hedges#privacy#large shrub#deer resistant#sterile
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ligustrum
    Family:
    Oleaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    hybrid of non-native parents
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    deer
    Dimensions:
    Height: 8 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 7 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Multi-stemmed
    Oval
    Rounded
    Vase
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    High
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Blue
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Winter
    Fruit Description:
    Blue-black berry-like fruit persists into winter.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Description:
    Creamy white tubular flowers on up to 4 inch long pyramidal panicles having an unpleasant odor. No seeds produced.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    up to 2.5 inch long oval golden yellow leaves mature to chartreuse to reddish in the fall. Leaves more green in the shade
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer