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Golden Privet Hedge
The Golden Privet, is also called the Golden Ligustrum
The mature golden privet will reach a mature size of six to twelve feet. The golden privet has leaves with a vibrant yellow color, which can range from green to purple, based on the climate. The golden privet can be used as a showy hedge or an attractive tree. You may also want to use the golden privet as a living privacy fence, since it grows to a whopping seven to ten feet in width. This shrub can grow in a variety of zones including 5-8. The golden privet loves a nice moist, well drained soil with full sun. The golden privet can handle some shade, but the leaves tend to change from yellow to a light green, so it is best to keep them in full sun, to keep their lovely color. You may also want to encourage your plants growth by giving it a nice layer of mulch, to keep it moist, and also helps keep creatures away. These showy plants are very low maintenance, they will grow in almost any yard. This beautiful hedge has an added feature, it has small white blooms in the spring, making it even more popular. These beautiful golden privet are a simple addition with a lot of benefit to any yard or flower garden. They provide an abundant amount of interest without much hassle. These low maintenance shrubs need very little attention. You will want to fertilize them once in the fall and again in the spring. These plants will need a little trim, in the spring, once they finish flowering, this will help keep them in shape.
Golden Privet Is Very Popular
They are most popular in a vase shape, but you can also do an oval or round shape. You will want to put an insectiside on the golden privet to keep away pests, such as mites and aphids. This is a very exciting plant for the annual garden, because you are constantly changing out your annuals, and your golden privet is always changing colors too. The golden privet is also a great addition for wild gardens. These shrubs are good for attracting butterflies and bees, as are other plants with flowers. These plants display showy leaf colors that will vary, based on the climate and soil. Golden privets have nice glossy leaves, that are a very nice accent to almost any landscape. I personally like to plant the golden privet as the center of attention in my garden because it does offer such a fantastic color showing, and changes in the seasons, as the temperatures vary. In Florida, they typically stay yellow, which is a nice change compared to the normal privet, but it is my understanding in the northern zones, they can enjoy a purple showing of the leaves of their golden privet. So, no matter your region, enjoy the beautiful show the golden privet provides.