The Golden Privet Hedge is a striking shrub with yellow, conspicuous leaves. The tree grows tall and wide, which makes them ideally suited to hedges.
For a natural, beautiful effect, leave them untrimmed as these shrubs are at their best when they look slightly untamed. Prune them in late winter or early spring, and prune them only to remove their dead leaves or branches. Their wild beauty extends year-round: golden-yellow leaves most of the year and purple-red foliage in the fall.
In the spring, they bloom with clusters of white flowers and blueberries. They grow 8-10 feet, perfect size if you’d like to screen off your garden to passers-by. You can use them as hedges or place individual plants sparingly in an urban or country garden. For landscaping, consider contrasting their bright yellow foliage with white or red flowers.
Golden Privet Hedge is an unusual deciduous Privet is beautifully colored both during the growing season and in the fall when it takes on a fiery tint.
Makes a good hedge but may become fully deciduous where winters are cooler. A great plant for wild gardens or in foundation plantings, as an ever-changing background or screen.
Golden Privets do need care. Water them weekly or when the top three inches of soil are dry. If heat is extreme, they will need more watering. If they’re along a humid coast, they will require less watering. Feeding time for the Golden Privet is in early spring. This is when you should apply a slow-release fertilizer. Golden Privets can tolerate a variety of soils but adding fertilizer will help maintain the plant’s bright foliage. To see Golden Privets at their most active, keep them away from shade as they do like full sun.
Golden Privet Hedge will be a wonderful addition to your lawn or landscape.