Sunshine Ligustrum


Sunshine Ligustrum Bring Year Round Bright Colors to a Low Growing Shrub

This bright Ligustrum ‘privet’ is part of the Southern Living Landscape Collection. It is a hybrid that, unlike most other Ligustrum, doesn’t flower. No pollen!  Sunshine Ligustrum is an evergreen shrub that can handle cold weather down to 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Some leaves will change to a slight orange hue during extended extremely cold periods.

Sunshine Ligustrum prefers full sun but can handle areas with part sun. They can adapt to most soil conditions except areas that stay constantly moist.

Botanical Name Ligustrum sinense ‘Sunshine’
Foliage Yellow
Mature Height 3 to 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 to 4 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun to part sun
Growth Rate Moderate
Grow Zones 6 to 10

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 to 10

Frequently Asked Questions


Do Sunshine Ligustrum require full sun?

They can handle full sun, including the typically scorching late afternoon summer sun. These Ligustrum are also just as comfortable growing in areas with just partial sunlight.

Are Sunshine Ligustrum fast growing?

Like most Ligustrum, Sunshine is considered fast growing. It can grow up to a foot a year and can reach its mature height in just a few years.

Are Sunshine Ligustrum cold hardy?

Yes? Sunshine Ligustrum can handle temperatures down to 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Some leaves may turn bright orange for prolonged periods below 0.

Do Sunshine Ligustrum attract bees?

No! This is a hybrid Ligustrum that is sterile. That means no flowers that typically attract many pollinators, especially bees.


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