Ligustrum japonicum 'Variegatum'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||Privet produce copious seed providing high bird habitat value for gardens.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Grows 10 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Fast growth and tall stature make this an ideal plant for screen hedges. Shear to encourage more dense growth or let it grow naturally. When sheared, good for side-yard screens or as garden partitions for disguising tennis courts and utility yards. Also a great candidate for simple topiary forms such as spheres and squares if clipped from infancy. May be grown in large pots for very formal topiary effects.|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Mediterranean|
|Landscape Use||Poolside, Privacy Screen, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||This creamy privet makes a fine background for sun loving color such as Nearly Wild Rose, (Rosa x 'Nearly Wild'), Black Knight Butterfly Bush, (Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'), Farmington Michaelmas Daisy, (Aster novi-belgii 'Baldco') and Velvet Cloak Smoke Tree,(Cotinus coggygria 'Velvet Cloak').|
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: 8-11