Lodense Privet

Ligustrum vulgare 'Lodense'

A handsome dwarf privet with a dense habit and rich green foliage that shears well. If not pruned, panicles of lightly-scented white flowers appear late spring to early summer, followed by black ornamental berries in late summer. An excellent choice for low hedges. A very easy to grow and versatile shrub. Deciduous.
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Full sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationli-GUS-trum vol-GAY-ree
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring and Summer
Design IdeasThe privet of choice for colder climates. An excellent hedge that never needs clipping as it won't exceed four feet tall. Though too small for screening, it's perfect for foundation planting against buildings, walls and fences. With its lush green foliage, it's also perfect for formal gardens as a hedge or sheared specimen. Ideal background greenery for perennial and flowering shrub beds.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsSpirea (Spiraea); Viburnum (Viburnum); Forsythia (Forsythia); Weigela (Weigela); Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea)

Provide average, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune immediately after flowering to minimize self-seeding and to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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