Sunshine Ligustrum Privet
A Shrub that Really Stands Out in the Landscape
Like rays of sunshine splashed across its leaves, Sunshine Ligustrum Privet (Ligustrum sinense 'Sunshine') brightens any landscape. Unlike other ligustrum shrubs, which have green foliage, Sunshine Ligustrum Privet has bright, vibrant yellow leaves! Not Your Ordinary Privet Typically, privet shrubs have a well-deserved reputation as being weedy plants that you don't want to plant in your yard. Their ability to re-seed prolifically gives them the potential to take over a landscape, choking out other plants. But Sunshine Ligustrum Privet is a sterile cultivar, which means that it won’t produce berries that make a mess on sidewalks and contain seeds that become invasive plants. A Remarkable Set of Benefits Sunshine Ligustrum Privet is a gardener's low-maintenance gem of a plant! Drought-tolerant- After you plant Sunshine Ligustrum Privet, you’ll want to keep it watered. But once it's settled in, it'll sail through periods of low rainfall. Heat-tolerant- Sunshine Ligustrum Privet thrives in hot weather that's too harsh for other plants. In fact, "Sunshine" performs best in areas of full "sunshine!" Deer-resistant-Deer tend to pass by Sunshine Ligustrum Privet on their way to other plants they prefer, which is a plus if you live in a rural area. Insect-resistant- You won't have to treat these shrubs with harsh chemicals to kill insects, because Sunshine Ligustrum Privet is not favored by most insect pests. Evergreen- The "green" in "evergreen" doesn’t mean it has green leaves -- it simply means that the brilliant yellow foliage persists on these shrubs year-round. When the new leaves begin to grow in spring, they are actually light-green, which contrasts nicely with the older, yellow leaves. However, as the new leaves mature, they also turn to yellow. Design Tips Paint a vivid landscape with Sunshine Ligustrum Privet: • Plant a row of Sunshine Ligustrum Privet down both sides of your property for an eye-catching border. • Include plants with red or purple leaves in your landscape design, such as barberry or lorapetalum, for a stunning contrast to Sunshine Ligustrum Privet’s yellow foliage. • Outline a sunny island bed with Sunshine Ligustrum Privet. • Plant a grouping of Sunshine Ligustrum Privet as a back-of-the-border shrub for a flower bed. Choose flower colors for the front of the bed in shades of pink, purple and red.