Privet Lemon And Lime Clippers Hedging
Ligustrum Undulatum Lemon and Lime Clippers
If you are of the opinion that Privet plants are dull and boring, then this could be the one to change your mind! A truly excellent new introduction with smaller leaves, wavy at the edge and exceptionally bright and golden in colour which lasts all season, the tips of new growth are bronzy coloured at first. Older and more mature plants will have small white flower clusters in early summer followed by purple-black berries popular with birds. The young stems are also attractive, dark in colour similar to those of a Pittosporum giving a great contrast against the bright golden foliage.
This is a great shrub for brightening darker corners, plant them in a mixed bed for a light and airy feel or for a sharp contrast against dark leaved plants. Ligustrum Lemon and Lime Clippers has great potential as a hedging plant and could be very effective as a Box replacement species with such bright colouration if maintained at a lower height, or allowed to develop into a taller hedge or screen up to 2 metres tall.
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We deliver these plants to you in the pots they are grown in, because there is no root disturbance they can delivered and planted all year round with excellent results.
Like other varieties of Privet hedging plants, Lemon and Lime Clippers is a tough plant that will adapt to most situations, even on more exposed sites. Grow them in any soil type as long as good drainage is provided. These colurful shrubs will do well in full sun or partial/moderate shade.
Ligustrum Lemon and Lime Clippers can be maintained as beautiful small hedges making this a potential replacement for Box hedging where blight is a problem – this would be a similar plant to Golden Box Hedging in appearance, albeit larger growing. We think these shrubs could certainly be kept at 50cm, maybe even a little lower or you could let them develop into a larger hedge or screen up to 2 metres. Trim them as required during the season, trimming once each season will keep them in good order, twice a year will keep them very neat and tidy, more of a show garden look. (the same applies to topiary specimens too)
Ligustrum Lemon and Lime would be a good choice to fill more difficult areas in larger groups, the shrubs would need little more than an annual trim to keep them looking tidy.
We recommend adding Rootgrow to the planting holes to give these shrubs the best possible start and encourage faster growth, once well established Ligustrum Lemon and Lime is a drought resistant and low maintenance shrub.
How to grow Ligustrum Lemon and Lime Clippers
Position: Sun or partial shade
Foliage: Evergreen shrub, leaves stay on the shrub all year. Occasionally some leaves may drop in very cold weather and be replaced with new growth the following Spring.
Soil and site: Any well drained soil.
Flowering time: Early Summer
Growth rate: Moderate/fast
Ultimate height and spread 200cm high x 250cm wide.
Hardiness: Fully hardy.
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and for the first season. Trim as required to maintain the desired shape.