Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum'Item #5820 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 11
A versatile evergreen with a compact habit and glossy green foliage that responds well to regular pruning into formal topiary, clipped hedges, or small standard trees. Displays a profusion of fragrant, white blooms in spring. Useful as an informal hedge, screen or windbreak. Performs well in containers.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing; reaches 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 growing; reaches 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); Potentilla (Potentilla); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus); Euonymus (Euonymus)
- CareCare InformationProvide well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. 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:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.