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Waxleaf Privet

Ligustrum japonicum

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Waxleaf Privet

Ligustrum japonicum

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Botanical Name

Ligustrum japonicum

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Waxleaf Privet forms a handsome upright shrub, growing to about 8 feet tall and 5 feet across. It is naturally dense, but it can be easily clipped or trimmed into a formal shape or into a hedge. The smooth, oval leaves are a deep rich-green color and they have a shiny surface, giving this plant its common name. The leaves are 2 to 4 inches long and up to 2 inches wide, with a narrow tip. Every spring your bush will be covered with large cones of pure-white flowers, creating a lovely show. It can be grown as an upright bush, with branches to the ground, as a hedge, or it can be pruned up into a low tree-form, ideal for a smaller garden.

  • Glossy evergreen leaves of a rich deep-green
  • Stays around 8 feet tall, and compact
  • Pure-white flowers in large sprays
  • Pest-free and drought resistant
  • Excellent for ocean frontage and beach cottages

The Waxleaf Privet grows well in any kind of soil, from sand to clay, and anywhere that is not constantly wet. Water regularly during the first growing season, but after that this plant is very drought resistant and it is unaffected by heatwaves and hot weather. It is also resistant to salt spray, so if you have a beach cottage, or waterfront home, it makes a shelter plant, protecting more sensitive plants from salt. It is also an excellent choice for shady areas, where it thrives, and it has no serious pests or diseases. It grows well in cooler areas, with winter temperatures down to zero degrees, and in hot areas where there is no frost at all.

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