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Golden Ticket® Privet Ligustrum x vicaryi

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
6' 6' 1.8m 1.8m
Height: 4' - 6'
Spread: 4' - 6'
Height: 1.2m - 1.8m
Spread: 1.2m - 1.8m
  • Details

    48 - 72 Inches
    48 - 72 Inches
    48 - 72 Inches
    1.2m - 1.8m
    1.2m - 1.8m
    1.2m - 1.8m


    A non-invasive Golden Vicary privet!

    Privet has long been favored for hedges and screening off air conditioners and other outdoor eye sores. It forms a dense, leafy wall that creates lots of privacy, and clusters of white flowers perfume the air in summer. Unfortunately, the privet that's been used for decades is invasive, making a nuisance of itself in your yard and spreading to natural areas. Golden Ticket® is the first non-invasive privet - it has all of privet's good qualities, and none of the bad ones. High quality, glossy foliage emerges bright yellow and ages to chartreuse. Very adaptable and easy to grow, this deer-resistant shrub is the smart choice for hedging, screening, and landscaping.

    Top three reasons to grow Golden Ticket® privet:

    • Non-invasive - won't spread 
    • Bright, glossy gold foliage
    • very adaptable, doing well in dry soil and part shade.


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    48 - 72 Inches 1.2m - 1.8m
    48 - 72 Inches 1.2m - 1.8m
    48 - 72 Inches 1.2m - 1.8m
    Flower Colors: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    chartreuse to gold
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Heat Zones: 
    Water Category: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    A durable, easy-to-grow plant that is ideal for low-maintenance hedges.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Adaptable to most soils. Foliage color will be best in full sun. Does not need heavy pruning, but will tolerate it if tight, formal shapes are desired. Prune to shape after flowering. Apply a controlled release fertilizer in early spring.

    PLEASE NOTE: Golden Ticket® - Privet - Ligustrum x vicaryi is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of ME, NH.

    Fun Facts: 

    Though it is relatively humble in the landscape, the neat, clean foliage makes an excellent filler in floral arrangements.

    Golden Ticket® Ligustrum x vicaryi 'NCLX1' USPP 27,301, Can 5,560
  • 5 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I received my Golden Ticket Privets last 2022 growing season directly from Proven Winners they were really small. But this season on my have they grown and are so beautiful I think I should’ve spread out a little further. I know I can keep pruned to size. I am very pleased with all my Proven Winners plants and shrubs.

      Tracey Ray
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 51 weeks ago
    • I love the Golden Ticket privet. I planted four shrubs, per the distancing suggested by the nursery where I bought the plants: 4' apart. I want a privacy hedge of about 6'. They were planted about 6 months ago. So far there has been good growth, all vertical. The color is beautiful, making a lovely splash in the garden. What I don't know, however, is if horizontal growth will start in the spring, or should I prune then to encourage the shrubs to spread horizontally and begin filling in the 4' spaces. Thanks.

      C Baumhauer
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • I received this last year as a test trial, so far so good, It has grown and is healthy, hopefully next year I will see some flowers

      Jennifer Winship
      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 5 years ago
    • Joey
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 8 years ago
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