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California Privet

Ligustrum ovalifolium

SKU
00922
A fast growing, tough, and reliable shrub featuring rich, dark green oval leaves. Takes very well to shearing, making it a great option for hedges, screens, and windbreaks. Tolerant of pollution and coastal exposures. Deciduous in cooler winter climates; semi-evergreen or evergreen in warm winter areas.
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Water when to 3 to 4 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationlig-GUS-trum o-val-ee-FOH-lee-um
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseHedge, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Coastal Exposure, Dry Shade
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureNaturalizes Well, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Multi-Season Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when to 3 to 4 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsSpirea (Spiraea); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Weigela (Weigela)

Tolerant of a wide range of soils, except wet soils. Will naturalize and set seed in optimal conditions. Prune in early spring to prevent flowers and seeding. For formal hedges, prune again in summer to maintain shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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