Golden Privet (Ligustrum ov. Aureum) Instant hedging is a semi evergreen hedge. It is a brightly coloured shrub with a rich yellow edge to the leaf with a green centre, sometimes the leaves can be completely yellow. It grows slower than the Green Privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium) but it still forms a stunning hedge. Like the Green Privet the Golden Privet will grow in most soils and aspects and form a lovely hedge.
If trimmed with the top slightly narrower than the base the Golden privet (Ligustrum ov. Aureum) instant hedging will keep leaves all the way to the ground. In cold winters or windy locations these plants will lose a lot of there leaves but they will flush back into leaf in the spring and look just as stunning as previous years.
The Royal Horticultural Society gave Ligustrum ov. Aureum an Award of Merit in 1977 and an Award of Garden Merit in 1984.
|ASPECT||Coast Exposed||Coast Sheltered||Inland Exposed||Inland Sheltered||Heavy Shade|
|HEIGHT||Less then 1m||1-2.5m||2.5-5m||Over 5m|
|SOIL||Heavy Clay||Medium Loam||Light Sandy||Peat||Acid||Alkaline||Poorly Drained|
|HARDINESS||Hardy to -10°C||Hardy to below -10°C||GROWTH RATE||60cm per year|