Sunshine Ligustrum is an evergreen shrub with bright yellow-green foliage that is native to Japan, Korea, and China. It is known for its compact size, low maintenance, and ease of growth. Sunshine Ligustrum is a versatile plant that can be used for various landscaping purposes, such as hedge planting, foundation planting, and mass planting.
Sunshine Ligustrum can grow up to six feet in height and four feet in width, making it a perfect fit for small gardens or as a potted plant. Its bright yellow-green foliage is the primary attraction, and the plant produces small white flowers in early summer, followed by small black berries that attract birds.
Sunshine Ligustrum is a sun-loving plant that thrives in full sun to partial shade. However, it is essential to provide some shade during the hottest part of the day to prevent leaf scorch. This shrub is hardy in USDA zones 6-10, meaning it can withstand moderate temperatures. It can grow in various soil types, including acidic or alkaline soil if well-draining. This shrub can also tolerate drought conditions, making it a low-maintenance plant that requires little watering.
This plant is an excellent choice for creating a dense hedge or privacy screen, as it is easy to shape and grow. Sunshine Ligustrum can be planted in rows, spaced approximately three to four feet apart. It can also be grown as a specimen plant, foundation plant, or mass planted. Its bright yellow-green foliage contrasts nicely with darker green foliage, adding texture and interest to any garden.
Sunshine Ligustrum is a relatively low-maintenance plant that does not require much pruning. However, regular pruning can help maintain its size and shape. It is advisable to prune the shrub after it has bloomed, as this will encourage new growth and promote bushier growth.
Sunshine Ligustrum is relatively pest and disease-resistant. However, like many other shrubs, it is susceptible to root rot if grown in poorly-draining soil, and spider mites and aphids can infest the plant if left unchecked.