'Lemon Lime and Clippers'
Plant ProfileThis small, compact growing shrub is ideal as a neatly trimmed hedge.
Named for its striking 'lemon and lime' colour and excellence in garden hedging.
The stunning golden colour of the foliage is popular as a contrasting colour in the garden and is great as a backdrop to highlight other plants. Lemon Lime and Clippers may be used as a dense screening plant to 2m.
Other NotesPrivet' is the common name for the genus Ligustrum, which has about 50 species originating from different continents worldwide. Ligustrum 'Lemon Lime and Clippers' is a small leaved cultivar of the species Ligustrum undulatum. We often get asked about the potential for 'Lemon Lime and Clippers' to become a weed, as it is general knowledge that some Privet are weeds.
Based on the state government departmental websites, this species has no known weed potential across Australia. Specifically, in NSW where the species is most commonly mis-identified and classed as a weed due to its common name pertaining to be 'Privet', it is noted by DPI NSW that Ligustrum lucidum, L. sinense and L. vulgare are three species of 'privet' (Ligutrum) classed as noxious weeds in that state. Ligustrum undulatum 'Lemon Lime and Clippers' is not a variety of one of those species, and may be grown freely across NSW.
Furthermore, Ligustrum 'Lemon Lime and Clippers' since having it's PBR protection Granted in 1998 by IP Australia, has to our knowledge never produced seed, which is typical of the undulatum species. As such, the species is declared non invasive, and therefore not classified as a weed
Cultural CareLigustrum 'Lemon, Lime and Clippers' just loves a regular trim.
Water regularly in summer to keep the foliage lush. Fertilise sparingly once a year.
Plant in any well drained soil in full sun to highlight the golden foliage.
Suggested UsesA lightly coloured hedging solution for those seeking height under 2m.
Enthusiasts will also enjoy training topiary shapes with this plant.
Pictures and information intended as a guide only.