Suwannee River Privet
Ligustrum x 'Suwannee River'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||The berries produced by Ligustrum have a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing to 4 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Privet are primarily mild-winter hedge plants. This cultivar doesn't exceed four feet tall, so you can plant it as a natural hedge and never need to clip it. Too small for screening but perfect for foundation planting against buildings, walls and fences. With its lush green foliage, it's perfect for formal gardens as a hedge or sheared into a casual cone or ball as a single specimen. Ideal background greenery for perennial and flowering shrub beds.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Topiary, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Bird Friendly, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||This smaller Privet is a perfect background foliage plant for lower flowering shrubs such as Indian PrincessTM Indian Hawthorn (Raphiolepis indica 'Monto'), Prostrate White Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora 'Prostrata') and Everblooming Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides 'Veitchii'). For a really dramatic combination in front, mass White Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus africanus 'Albus')|
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: 7-10