Let the Sunshine In
Ways to showcase ‘Sunshine’ Ligustrum in the landscape
Whether used as a specimen or planted in mass, ‘Sunshine’ Ligustrum’s golden foliage and compact habit are ideal for a sunny mixed border planting.
The bright yellow foliage lends itself equally well to pairings with purple and blue flowers and foliage, or a hot mix of red, yellow and orange. The later color scheme is perfect for a sunny corner of the landscape, where the energy and motion of these warm colors tend to intensify.
Pair ‘Sunshine’ Ligustrum with Joy of Living® High Voltage™ Daylily for a vibrant display of texture and color. The yellow throat of Joy of Living® High Voltage™ Daylily echoes ‘Sunshine’ Ligustrum's golden hue, while its giant red petals scream for attention. The strappy daylily foliage creates fabulous textural contrast. For yearlong color, mix in Oxblood Lily.
The soft foliage and sturdy size of Lydia™ Tecoma creates a lively backdrop to ‘Sunshine’ Ligustrum. An endless stream of yellow blossoms adds further interest to the mix. For added interest, echo gold throughout large plantings with Miss Lemon™ Abelia, and Evercolor® ‘Everillo’ Carex.
The variegated blades of ‘Gold Breeze’ Miscanthus provide structural contrast to ‘Sunshine’ Ligustrum as well as a soft color complement. Break up the mix with the solid green foliage and stunning scarlet flower spikes of Saucy™ Red Salvia.
Green foliage creates harmony in a planting. The emerald foliage and velvety-red blossoms of Majesty™ Shrub Rose are a perfect match for ‘Sunshine’ Ligustrum.
Endless possibilities exist for creating dynamic plantings with ‘Sunshine’ Ligustrum. Designs could prominently feature a rich combination of yellow, red and orange, or you could successfully pair ‘Sunshine’ Ligustrum’s golden hue with contrasting purple tones.