Ligustrum japonicum 'Nobilis'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||li-GUS-trum juh-PON-ih-kum no-BIL-is|
|Lore||Privet has become an invasive plants in some parts of North America due to the widespread dispersal of its seed by many bird species.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast grower to 8 to 10 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Tall and thin, Noble is the perfect hedge for side yards between buildings and can screen off windows up to about 10 feet high. An excellent choice for 'privatizing' a spa off the master bedroom. Good sound barrier for homes near busy streets. An excellent background shrub that doesn't demand too much room.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Privacy Screen, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Noble Privet makes a great background for very upright flowering shrubs such as Minerva Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Minerva'), Harlequin Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii 'Harlequin') or Red Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum). For a real show in narrow yards, plant each end of the hedge with a cluster of big Black Knight Canna (Canna x generalis 'Black Knight') or the contrasting Variegated Japanese Silver Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus').|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-11