Ligustrum vulgare 'Lodense'Item #5845 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 4 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:li-GUS-trum vol-GAY-reePlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 4 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Spring and SummerFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesFragrantDesign 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.Companion PlantsBougainvillea (Bougainvillea); Spirea (Spiraea); Viburnum (Viburnum); Weigela (Weigela); Forsythia (Forsythia)
- CareCare InformationProvide 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.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.