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Ligustrum - Jack Frost

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Ligustrum - Jack Frost 3 Gallon

Ligustrum 'Jack Frost', also known as Variegated Privet, is a stunning evergreen shrub prized for its striking foliage.

The leaves feature a beautiful variegation of creamy white and dark green, creating a visually appealing contrast in the garden. This compact shrub typically grows to a height of 4-6 feet, making it ideal for hedges, borders, or container planting. Ligustrum 'Jack Frost' thrives in full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil, requiring regular watering to maintain moisture levels.

Pruning can be done in late winter or early spring to shape the plant and promote bushier growth. With its attractive appearance and low maintenance requirements, Ligustrum 'Jack Frost' is a versatile and eye-catching addition to any landscape.


  • Variegated leaves with creamy white and dark green colors create a visually appealing contrast.
  • Suitable for hedges, borders, or container planting due to its compact growth habit.
  • Requires minimal care once established, making it ideal for busy gardeners.
  • Thrives in full sun to partial shade and various soil conditions.
  • Evergreen nature ensures visual appeal throughout the seasons.
  • Exhibits some tolerance to dry conditions once established, reducing watering needs.
  • Easy To Grow
  • Low maintenance


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            Easy To Grow

            Low Maintenance

            Grows well Outdoors

            Good For Containers

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              Ideal position:

              Full sun to partial shade.

              3 to 6 hours morning sun best

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              Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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              Healthy Temperatures:

              Warm, tropical vibes of 65-90°F

              Grown indoors as a houseplant but can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5-11

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              Growth Outlook:

              Height : 5' - 12' 

              Wide: Up To 8'

              Growth Rate: Moderate grower

              Plant Spacing:  4' - 5' apart

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              Pet Friendly - NO

              Toxicity: They pose threat to your pets

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              Landscape uses / Plant care

               Landscape Uses

              Incorporating Ligustrum 'Jack Frost' into your landscape can bring numerous benefits and enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of your outdoor space. Here are some ways you can use this versatile plant in your landscaping:

              Hedge Planting: Create a beautiful and functional hedge by planting Ligustrum 'Jack Frost' in a row along property boundaries or garden borders. The variegated foliage will add visual interest and privacy to your landscape.

              Border Planting: Use Ligustrum 'Jack Frost' as a border plant along walkways, driveways, or garden beds to define spaces and add a touch of elegance with its striking foliage.

              Container Planting: Plant Ligustrum 'Jack Frost' in containers or pots to add a pop of color and texture to patios, decks, or outdoor living areas. This versatile plant can be moved around to suit your design preferences.

              Accent Plant: Use Ligustrum 'Jack Frost' as a focal point in your landscape design. Its attractive variegated leaves can draw attention and create visual interest when strategically placed among other plants.

              Mixed Plantings: Pair Ligustrum 'Jack Frost' with other shrubs, perennials, or annuals to create dynamic and visually appealing mixed plantings. The contrasting foliage of this plant can complement a wide range of garden companions.

                To care for Ligustrum 'Jack Frost' guidelines:

                Sunlight: Plants flourish in full sun to partial shade. They produce the brightest leaf color when exposed to full sun.

                Soil: Plant in well-drained soil. While the plants are adaptable to various soil types, they prefer slightly acidic to neutral pH levels.

                Watering: Regular watering is crucial, especially during the plant's first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once established, they are somewhat drought-tolerant but perform best with consistent moisture.

                Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring to kickstart growth. You may also fertilize again in mid-summer to encourage continued vibrant foliage and health.

                Pruning: Prune in late winter or early spring to shape the plant and encourage denser foliage.Can be pruned back quite hard if necessary, as it rebounds well.

                Pest and Disease Control: Monitor for pests like aphids and spider mites. Use insecticidal soap or neem oil as a safe treatment option. Prevent fungal diseases by ensuring good air circulation around the plant and avoiding overhead watering.

                Mulching: Apply a 2-3 inch layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to help retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weed growth.

                By following these care tips, your Gold Mound plant will remain a vibrant, golden accent in your garden, offering year-round visual interest with minimal maintenance.