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|Positive ||glb360 ||On Feb 15, 2013, glb360 from Grand Prairie, TX wrote:
I love this shrub. I bought it two years ago on the discount shelf at Lowe’s and it has been trouble-free!
No pests, a fast grower with drought, heat and cold tolerant qualities along with a beautiful chartreuse color on new growth. During the winter this evergreen’s leaves turn a purple/black color.
I’m letting it “go wild” and will probably give this baby its first haircut soon.
If it matters any, I have clay soil, don’t fertilize, barely water, and it’s against a brick wall which faces south. Grand Prairie, TX zone 8
|Positive ||PerennialConnection ||On Jan 7, 2013, PerennialConnection from Albion, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:
I love this privet. It is endlessly versatile...full sun to nearly full shade. It not only tolerates, but thrives in many soil situations. It can be trimmed to stay very small, or you can let it grow to a nice, rounded, 6 feet or more. The leaf color is a bright chartruese, that when used as an accent leaf color in the garden, can effect a VERY striking display. I can't attest to the scent of the flowers, but the rich purple of its autumn leaves is stunning. The leaves are held long into winter in Michigan.
|Positive ||vossner ||On Apr 23, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
APRIL 2010: This is a new plant for me. It is as golden as Cuban Gold duranta, but hardier.
JUNE 2011: Has been a fast grower and a very easy plant. I am trying to created a yellow hedge w/ this plant--this spring it was positively spectacular. As we get to the height of summer, the interior foliage turns from yellow to light green. Still, the outer tips are as yellow as can be. Highly recommend this plant.
|Neutral ||Meig ||On Jul 13, 2007, Meig from Far Northwest 'burbs, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
Flowers have an awful scent.
|Neutral ||kman_blue ||On Sep 30, 2006, kman_blue from (Zone 6b) wrote:
This plant was the big rage around my area back in the late 1970's through the 1990's to plant with purple leaved cherries/plums or red barberries for a truely gaudy display. Some of these still can be seen around, but they don't seem to be nearly as popular anymore. Perhaps I wasn't the only one whose eyes they hurt to look at. They don't seem to be spreading by seed and hence don't have the invasiveness which many other Privets seem to have, especially the Glossy Privet (Ligustrum lucidum).
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Round Lake, Illinois
Overland Park, Kansas
Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Piedmont, South Carolina
Grand Prairie, Texas
Pecan Grove, Texas
Brookhaven, West Virginia