Golden Privet (Ligustrum x vicaryi)

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Ligustrum Vicaryi

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 8-10 feet
Plant Spread: 8-10 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Semi-evergreen
Deciduous
Other: Bright yellow, aging to chartreuse yellow-green and turning purplish-red in fall. Foliage color mostly green if grown in lower light.
Fruit: Showy
Other: Small purplish-black drupes, each containing one to four seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Malodorous
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Pollution
Fire Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Not suitable for containers

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Comments:
Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Jan 26, 2012 9:52 AM

This does NOT like to get dried out. Needs almost constant moisture. Not good for highplains desert area like mine.

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Posted by Frillylily (springfield MO area - Zone 6a) on May 10, 2017 9:45 PM

I planted a row of these. Super disappointed. They do not grow in sync. One will shoot up and the one next to it just sits there. I feel like I am constantly watering them. They look dried out a lot. The lighter color causes them to sunburn in hot sun. Would not plant them again if I had to do over.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Shrub ID please by gross4160 Jun 20, 2019 9:24 PM 12
What kind of bushes are these? by silverwax Sep 10, 2018 8:55 AM 2
yellow leaved bush by ssph Jun 25, 2018 12:09 PM 7
golden euonymous? by NCRAS Nov 20, 2017 5:50 PM 6
Your opinions on golden vicary shrubs by Frillylily Jun 7, 2015 10:13 AM 1

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