• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Deer Resistant Hedge Plant
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:li-GUS-trum vi-KAR-ee-i
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Yellow
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant
    Garden styleContemporary
    Design IdeasThis unusual deciduous Privet is beautifully colored both during the growing season and in the fall when it takes on a fiery tint. Makes a good hedge but may become fully deciduous where winters are cooler. A great plant for wild gardens or in foundation plantings, as an ever-changing background or screen.
    Companion PlantsSpirea (Spiraea); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Weigela (Weigela)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows easily in a wide range of soils, provided well-draining. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates some drought. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.