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Ligustrum x vicaryi
(Golden Privet) A colourful evergreen, medium sized to large shrub, Ligustrum x vicaryi has soft-golden leaves and sprays of pretty white flowers in late spring.
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A colourful, evergreen shrub, Ligustrum x vicaryi has soft-golden leaves and sprays of pretty white flowers in late spring. The golden colour is most evident on the younger leaves, with the more mature foliage darkening to green.
Ligustrum x vicaryi is ideal for growing as a foliage plant in a sunny border or can also pruned yearly to make a colourful hedging plant!
- Position: Full sun.
- Soil: Any fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy. Ligustrum x vicaryi is reasonably tolerant of dry conditions and drought.
- Flowering Period: May.
- Flower Colour: White
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Ligustrum x vicaryi grows to be a large densely branching, rounded shrub.
- Height: 3 m (10 ft) if left unpruned.
- Spread: 3 m (10 ft) if left unpruned.
- Notes: A specimen of Ligustrum x vicaryi, planted in the arboretum surrounding our nursery had reached a height of 1.5 m and a spread of 1.5 m after 4 years.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Light Shade
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Medium, Shrub - Large
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Dry/Sandy, Site: Coastal Areas, Soil: Alkaline, Soil: Acid, Soil: Not Fussy
- Special Features
- Evergreen, Wildlife Friendly - Bees, Flowers in Summer, Foliage - Gold/Yellow, Screening/Hedge