Ligustrum sinense 'Sunshine' PP20379

How did a ligustrum make it into the Sunset Plant Collection? We are always on the lookout for easy care, colorful, water-wise, non-invasive garden solutions. This tough plant is so versatile we keep finding new places to use it!

Sunset Zones


USDA Zones

-10°F to 0°F USDA zones 6–10

‘Sunshine’ Features

Plant Dimensions

4-7' H x 3-4' W

Landscape Use

Accent, Border, Container, Edging, Hedge, Low Hedge, Mass planting, Topiary

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Compact habit, Deer Resistant, Disease / Pest Resistance, Easy Care, Heat Tolerance, Salt Tolerance, Upright Habit, Water-wise, Year-Round Interest


Year-round golden foliage in full sun, chartreuse foliage in part shade

Flowering Season


‘Sunshine’ Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established/Water-wise


Fertilize yearly in spring


None required; can prune to shape


Well-drained soils

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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