Ligustrum japonicumItem #5810 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 11
Quick screen or hedge. Heavily branched upright habit responds well to pruning into topiary or small standard trees. Good for mass plantings in the landscape. Can be trained in containers. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Fast grower to 8 to 10 ft. tall, 5 to 7 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:li-GUS-trum ja-PON-i-kumPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast grower to 8 to 10 ft. tall, 5 to 7 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesFragrantGarden styleContemporaryDesign 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').
- CareCare InformationFollow 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:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreLore:Privet produce copious seed providing high bird habitat value for gardens.