Ligustrum x vicaryi
We added Golden Vicary Privet to our selections due to an overwhelming amount of customer requests for this Ligustrum variety. Golden Vicary Privet makes an excellent hedge with good growth rate, and large, dense foliage. Foliage is semi evergreen to deciduous, mainly depending upon climate & hardiness zone. In zones 8 & up, has shown itself to be semi evergreen - retaining many of its leaves through the winter season. But in colder climates & zones, will be completely deciduous. Newer growth is a vibrant golden yellow, gradually maturing to a bright green. Produces small inconspicuous white flowers which are well known to attract bees & butterflies. This variety responds very well to trimming, and can be kept at wide range of heights & widths, which makes it a very versatile selection for a variety of location & uses. Very hardy - tolerant of a wide range of conditions.
Height: 8-10 ft if untrimmed
Spread: 8 ft if untrimmed
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast ( 8"-14" avg per year )
Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Sun Exposure: Full sun for best color, will do well in partial shade also
Soil Preference: Average - will accept a wide range of soil types. Mulching recommended