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.
Sunshine Ligustrum Spacing Recommendations
Plant 2 to 2.5 feet apart for a seamless planting. For space between your Sunshine Ligustrum, plant 4+ feet apart.