Golden Vicary Privet #3

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$39.99

Botanical Name: Ligustrum X Vicaryi

Other Names: Golden Vicary Privet

A common pruned hedge and garden shrub, takes pruning exceptionally well, colorful yellow foliage all season long, an excellent color accent plant, easy to grow, handles pollution well but needs full sun for best color

Plant Categories: Shrub, Hedge Shrub, Deciduous Shrub


Water Requirements
Dry, Average, Moist


Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun


Plant Height
12 Feet


Plant Width/Spread
8 Feet

Advantages:

Flowering Plant

Noteworthy Foliage

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Description

Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone5a
Growth RateFast
Recommended Pruning MethodCan Prune At Anytime

Foliage

Foliage TypeDeciduous
Plant FormUpright Spreading

Flowers

Flower PeriodSpring, Summer
Flower ColorWhite
Flower FragranceMedium

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryPrivet
Landscape ApplicationScreening, Garden

Details

Planting & Growing

Golden Privet will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Privet is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Golden Privet is recommended for the following landscape applications:

Hedges/Screening, General Garden Use

Ornamental Features

Golden Privet has attractive gold foliage throughout the season. The glossy pointy leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall color. It has panicles of lightly-scented white flowers hanging below the branches from late spring to early summer. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.