An excellent upright deciduous shrub best used for informal, unclipped hedges. Bright golden foliage color lasts all season long, especially when planted in full sun. Plant with green-leaved plants for a pleasant contrast. Foliage takes on a purple-red tone in fall. Often semi-evergreen in mild winter climates.


Common Name: Golden Privet

Botanical Name: Ligustrum x vicaryi

Watering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Botanical Pronunciation:li-GUS-trum vi-KAR-ee-i

Plant type:Shrub


Growth rate:Fast

Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide.

Special features:Dramatic Foliage Color, Fall Color, Fast Growing

Foliage color:Yellow


Flower color:White

Flower attributesFragrant

Garden styleContemporary, Mediterranean

Golden Privet