Ligustrum ovalifolium 'Aureum'
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf semi-evergreen shrub, grows rapidly to 15 ft (4.5 m), often sheared to a hedge. Leaves simple, opposite, 2.5-6 cm long, elliptic-ovate to elliptic-oblong, entire, bordered with yellow-gold with a green center. It often reverts to fully green shoots.
- Sun. Tough plant, tolerates heat. Well watered and fed plants hold leaves longest.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 7 Native to Japan.
- ovalifolium: refers to oval leaves.