Fast-Growing, Hardy Shrub with Brilliant Foliage All Year
- Evergreen Shrub With Bright Color
- 4-Season Interest
- Deer Resistant
- Heat Tolerant
- Mildew Resistant
- Fast Growing
- Urban Tolerant
- Long Lived
- Insect Resistant
- Salt Tolerant
- Great for Topiary
- Drought Tolerant
- Adaptive to a Variety of Soil Conditions
Sunshine Ligustrum, Ligustrum sinense 'Sunshine', is a fast-growing, compact shrub with ornamental foliage. These make a lively border, and would certainly dress up your walkway, creating a cheery welcome for guests.
Your Sunshine Ligustrum is a variety of Privet with golden foliage all summer long. Its golden color is enhanced by sun exposure, so use this in places where its optima color can be realized.
You'll adore how the new leaves emerge light green in the spring before transitioning to their bright colors for summer. The small oval leaves' glossy surface is a warm invitation to the sun's illuminating rays. It's an excellent plant that doesn't bloom, so it's not invasive at all! Your Sunshine Ligustrum will hold onto its golden color for winter, adding a slight orange tint to spice up the dreary winter landscape.
Sunshine Ligustrum will grow up to 4 feet in height with an equal spread. It's a multi-stemmed shrub with an upright, spreading nature. It's fast-growing and long lived (under optimal conditions reaching up to 30 years or more). Deer tend to pass Sunshine Ligustrum by, as do other common pests. Its dense nature is terrific for topiary, so if you feel a creative urge to prune it into a unique shape, it will certainly be amenable.
Your Sunshine Ligustrum is the type of shrub gardeners love to rave about! It will adapt to many spots in your landscape, you can choose to prune it or leave it natural, pests don't bother it and its color lasts all year round. There is no downside to this remarkable, ornamental shrub so plant one today and begin to reap its rich rewards.
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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Ligustrum sinense 'Sunshine'|
|Mature Height||3 - 4 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|When To Prune||Early Spring|