Sunshine Ligustrum Shrubs for Sale Online
Sunshine Ligustrum is a mid-sized, fast-growing, upright, evergreen shrub, which is highly adaptable to most soils. Bright yellow, dense foliage with no flowers to produce pollen. Great news for allergy sufferers. Great for a foundation hedge or privacy screen. Also excellent in containers.
About Your Sunshine Ligustrum Shrubs
Easy to Care for Sunshine Ligustrum Shrubs
Sunshine Ligustrum is a bright and upright evergreen plant featuring shiny bright yellow foliage with a dense habit. It's non flowering so no pollen which is great news for allergy sufferers. Sunshine Ligustrum is heat and drought tolerant so it is the perfect plant to use as a specimen or privacy hedge in any size garden. Its evergreen foliage creates a flow of sunshine in the garden all year long. Use as a backdrop to any darker flowered varieties of summer-blooming shrubs & perennials for an additional level of color in the landscape.
|Mature Height:||3 to 6 feet|
|Mature width:||3 to 4 feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved evergreen shrub|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Habit:||Densely branched, spreading|
|Flower Color:||Non Flowering|
|Pruning Season:||Prune in spring to maintain shape and height.|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established.|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as in the mixed border, foundations, or privacy screen. Excellent for use as a container specimen.|
How to Care for Sunshine Ligustrum Shrubs
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Sunshine Ligustrum plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Sunshine Ligustrum to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occuring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success. Watering Sunshine Ligustrum: After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Sunshine Ligustrum a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. You’ll want to water the bushes regularly after planting until they’ve been well established. We like to tell folks that when watering Privet or any plant for that matter its best not to water the foliage of the plant. Water at the base of the plant near the soil line only. Gator bag Jr. can be used to help aid in this process and also provide plants with a good soaking due to the slow release of the water into the root-zone of the plant. Soaker Hoses can also be used to water when planting a long hedge.