Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum'Item #5820 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 11
Compact habit with glossy foliage responds well to pruning into topiary or small standard trees. Displays a profusion of white blooms. Useful hedge, screen or windbreak. Performs well in containers and as a topiary specimen. 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, 4 to 6 ft. wide in natural form.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:li-GUS-trum tex-AN-umPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast grower to 8 to 10 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide in natural form.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesFragrantDesign IdeasThis is probably the most frequently used Privet because it is so adaptable to topiary forms. Available in neat, vertical poodle forms, which are lovely in simple elegant pots flanking the front door or porch steps. Buy pyramid form for topiary gardens to flank walkways and gateways or to position on each corner of a center square knot garden or parterre. Can be used for lush green background foliage or as a large-scale windbreak. Makes an effective sound barrier near busy streets.Companion PlantsLoropetalum (Loropetalum); Lilac (Syringa); Spirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela); Euonymus (Euonymus)
- 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, prune regularly to maintain size and shape.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.