Proven Winners® Golden Ticket® Privet

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Want a non-invasive version of the classic landscape hedge shrub? Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Golden Ticket® Privet PP27,301 (Ligustrum x vicaryi 'NCLX1') is the very first sterile, non-invasive Privet. It doesn't have any of the Privet's bad qualities, but all of them are good ones!

The beautiful foliage is glossy and thick. It starts the growing season bright yellow and ages to gentle chartreuse. The white sprays of spring flowers add to the shrub's beauty and feed plenty of bees and butterflies! You will enjoy the bloom as they are wonderfully fragrant too!

Golden Ticket® by Proven Winners® ColorChoice® forms dense, leafy walls and creates a lot of privacy very quickly. Unfortunately, they also can be invasive, making a nuisance of themselves in your yard and naturalized areas when they escape their bounds. Nature Hills employs Plant Sentry™ to protect ecosystems and native habitats by following all state and federal regulations that stop the shipment of potentially invasive plants into sensitive areas.

Planting and Application:

Privet has been used for a long time to block off views of air conditioners and other eyesores around the home! They would make a great accent shrub as well as in bright green borders, privacy screens, and hedges. This is a great plant to use for screening. Imagine a pretty, living green wall around your pool deck or outdoor dining room.

The color combo of this deciduous Privet makes it like a beacon among the evergreens in your foundation and border plantings. Left to grow naturally, these tidy and fluffy chartreuse shrubs become brilliant privacy shrubs that provide year-round screening!

Create outdoor garden room walls that wrap you in bright and colorful greenery, reduce noise, block wind, and provide high, property division! Screen off your dining or poolside seating areas, or encircle your patio with lush seclusion!

Mix these 4-6 foot tall shrubs with the 8-10 foot tall Golden Vicary Privet for a layered effect in the garden. Both of these golden plants shining in the sun! Not only does the Golden Ticket® Privet look great in your landscape, but the strong stems and architectural structure of the leaves also make it a great filler in cut flower bouquets.

  • Bright Golden-Chartreuse Foliage
  • Pleasantly Fragrant White Flower Sprays
  • Sterile-Version of the Great Privet Hedge
  • Glossy & Compact
  • Great for Privacy, Windbreaks & Hedges & Containers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This Privet does well in either sun or part shade, but the color will be better the more sun it has. It will tend toward darker greens in shadier situations. Provide a well-drained site with regular moisture access throughout the year. Water deeply and regularly after its initial planting, but once it is established, Privet shrubs become drought-resistant.

Plant with Nature Hills Root Booster for lifelong symbiotic support, and regular moisture access during that first year. A spring application of fertilizer keeps your shrubs growing green! Provide a 3-4 inch deep top-dressing of arborist mulch to hold moisture, insulate the roots, reduce weed competition, and add a finishing touch to your garden design!

Privet doesn't need any heavy pruning to maintain its beautiful vase-like shape but can handle it well if a tighter hedge is desired. Leave these shrubs to grow naturally to enjoy the blooms and fruit for your wildlife. If you want all this, then choose to renewal prune every 3-5 years. Remove the older, fatter branches out at the main trunk or from the root zone.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture For Best Results & Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Prune After Flowering
  • Pest, Saline/Coastal & Disease-Tolerant

You really can't go wrong adding these bright shrubs to your landscape! Order your Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Golden Ticket® Privet with confidence today at Nature Hills Nursery and enjoy having your new landscape delivered to your door!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Proven Winners® Golden Ticket® Privet Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Ligustrum x vicaryi 'NCLX1'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color White
Foliage Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes