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Fast-Growing, Hardy Shrub with Brilliant Foliage All Year

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. 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.

* 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

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Sunshine Ligustrum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Ligustrum sinense 'Sunshine'
Foliage Golden
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Medium