Provided for consumer information—Monrovia is not currently growing this plant.

Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Fast grower to 8 to 10 ft. tall, 5 to 7 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Hedge Plant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring
Botanical Pronunciation:li-GUS-trum ja-PON-i-kum
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Fast grower to 8 to 10 ft. tall, 5 to 7 ft. wide.
Special features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Spring
Flower color:White
Flower attributesFragrant
Garden styleContemporary
Design IdeasFast growth and tall stature make this an ideal plant for screen hedges. Shear to encourage more dense growth or let it grow naturally. When sheared, good for side-yard screens or as garden partitions for disguising tennis courts and utility yards. Also a great candidate for simple topiary forms such as spheres and squares if clipped from infancy. May be grown in large pots for very formal topiary effects.
Companion PlantsTry this big beauty as a background for sizable flowering shrubs such as Bob Hope Japanese Camellia (Camellia japonica 'Bob Hope'). Or, in sunnier spots, try as a crisply sheared hedge with Smooth Satin Thornless Hybrid Tea Rose (Rosa 'Smooth Satin') and Smooth Angel (Rosa 'Smooth Angel'). To dress up the base of a Japanese Privet hedge, plant a dense linear mass of Starburst Salmon Evergreen Daylily (Hemerocallis hybrids 'Monon') and the soft blue Headbourne Hybrids Bell Agapanthus (Agapanthus campanulatus 'Headbourne Hybrids').
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Pruning time: winter.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Lore:
Privet produce copious seed providing high bird habitat value for gardens.