Sunshine Ligustrum

Rated 4.88 out of 5 based on 16 customer ratings
(16 customer reviews)


  • 2.5 Quart
  • 2 Gallon
  • 3 Gallon

Earn up to 215 PBM Points.

Scientific NameLigustrum sinense 'Sunshine' PP20379
ExposureFull sun to part shade
Bloom/FeatureYear-round golden foliage
Avg. Dimensions3-6' H x 3-4' W
USDA ZonesUSDA Zones 6-10
SoilWell-drained garden soil
WaterWater as needed
Usesaccent container mass planting slope


The brand new Sunshine Ligustrum from the Southern Living Plant Collection reinvents the traditionally invasive Ligustrum! Coveted for its vibrant yellow, evergreen foliage, the Sunshine Ligustrum is a true landscaping treasure, and once you know it, you’ll recognize it wherever you see it. New growth emerges as a delicate lime green, which does a phenomenal job of awakening the landscape from its winter slumber. This foliage will continuously intensify as spring turns into summer, at which point they will be a gleaming shade of gold. Additionally, the more sunlight, the better, for the Sunshine Ligustrum. More sun will produce more yellow leaves, while less sun will result in more yellow-green foliage.

This Ligustrum proves itself to be incredibly versatile. A compact, upright form makes for a tremendous natural hedge, no pruning required! Consequently, the sunshine also lends itself to trimming, if that’s more your speed. Shape this beauty into uniform hedges or small topiaries. Furthermore, the Sunshine’s petite, oval leaves are perfect for shaping into hard edges. Try a mass planting for a truly impressive display.

Besides being a true beauty, this shrub is drought and heat tolerant, as well as deer resistant. Additionally, allergy sufferers will appreciate the fact that this Ligustrum doesn’t flower or reseed.

Expect the Sunshine Ligustrum to live up to 30 years in ideal conditions.

**Sunshine Ligustrum cannot be shipped to Tennessee** 

Sunshine Ligustrum Care

Plant this variety in Full Sun, with 6+ hours being preferable.

Ensure that the Sunshine Ligustrum has well-draining soil. Ligustrum are particularly susceptible to root rot from standing water. Water new plantings regularly for the first few months to help them establish deep root systems.

Fertilize with a slow-release, balanced fertilizer yearly in spring. Alternatively, use a balanced organic fertilizer coupled with a layer of compost to get your plants off on the right foot.

Check out this Southern Living Plant Collection Garden Project featuring the Orange Rocket Barberry and Sunshine Ligustrum



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Additional information

Scientific NameLigustrum sinense 'Sunshine' PP20379
ExposureFull sun to part shade
Bloom/FeatureYear-round golden foliage
Avg. Dimensions3-6' H x 3-4' W
USDA ZonesUSDA Zones 6-10
SoilWell-drained garden soil
WaterWater as needed
Usesaccent container mass planting slope


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16 reviews for Sunshine Ligustrum

  1. Rated 4 out of 5


    These plants were very nice & compared to any you would buy from a local nursery. They were packaged very well for shipping. My only complaint is that they did appear to be repotted before shipment, roots exposed

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Really nice plants and excellent shipping package! There was no soil outside the plastic plant container. Delivery was excellent.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karen Rogers

    Very nice plants, well packed and quickly shipped. Recommend!!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ashley.Lauw (verified owner)

    The plant came in good condition with moist soil. The leaves and branches looked healthy and had beautiful color. Very pleased.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thomas (verified owner)

    Shrubs arrived in excellent shape and we are very pleased with how full the shrubs were. We will sure be back to purchase more shrubs! Thank you.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    twiles1024 (verified owner)

    Plants came in great condition. I will be purchasing from them again.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kwant1951 (verified owner)

    delivered timely and in great shape!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Martha Johnson

    The color contrasts with other green plants in the landscaping. Has grown a lot in the 2 years. I am very pleased with the plant and the condition of the plant when it arrived

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    DRiojas (verified owner)

    The leaves on these shrubs are very beautiful. When placed near bushes or shrubs with deep green leaves, the contrast of the yellow to light green leaves really stand out.
    It stunning.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thomas (verified owner)

    Sunshine Ligustrum arrived in fantastic shape and was well cared for. Great color and branch structure. We are well please and a great addition to our clients landscape project.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    sleeb5 (verified owner)

    These large Sunshine ligustrum are just beautiful and healthy! Packaging was great! All delivered within a few days.The 2.5 gal wasn’t as impressive, but should grow fine.

  12. Rated 4 out of 5

    sleeb5 (verified owner)

    The 2.5 quart ligustrum was a bit lop-sided, and not as impressive as 2 gal ones, but should do fine when planted. Very healthy well-packaged.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    sleeb5 (verified owner)

    Sorry, on my previous review, I meant the 2.5 QUART wasn’t as impressive…the 2 gal ones were awesome!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    colleen (verified owner)

    Plants arrived quickly and in excellent condition. I will be ordering more plants

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    spencerjan12 (verified owner)

    The best plants I have ever received. Nice healthy plants and packing is superb. Highly recommend Plants By Mail – Southern Living.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    rtorre02 (verified owner)

    This is a stunning little shrub. I have it in combination with Purple Loropetalum. Photos don’t do this plant justice. The moment I opened my shipping box the vivid color amazed me.

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