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Vicary Golden Privet

Ligustrum x vicaryi

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.
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Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationli-GUS-trum vi-KAR-ee-i
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorYellow
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean
Growth HabitUpright
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Fall Color, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsSpirea (Spiraea); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Weigela (Weigela)

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 moderate drought. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy appearance, prune annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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