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Golden Privet

Ligustrum ovalifolium 'Aureum'

Hedge ligustrum ovalifolium aureum by I.Sáček, senior (CC0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

7a-8b

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

4m

2.5m

Min

2.5m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Golden Privet

A close up of some green and yellow Ligustrum ovalifolium 'Aureum' leaves
A photo of Golden Privet
A photo of Golden Privet

Golden Privet Overview

Ligustrum ovalifolium 'Aureum' is also known as golden privet. This cultivar is an evergreen shrub with oval, yellow foliage marked with green splashes in the centre. It produces small, white flowers in small panicles, which lead onto small, shiny, black, berry fruits.

Common problems with Golden Privet

How to propagate Golden Privet

Seed

Cuttings

In summer take semi-hardwood cuttings, in winter take hardwood cuttings.

Special features of Golden Privet

Attractive leaves

Hedge plant

Make good hedges, reacts well to clipping to form formal hedges.

Other uses of Golden Privet

Hedging. Summer interest. Black-blue berries.