Waxleaf Privet

Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum'

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Densely branched habit with glossy foliage responds well to pruning into topiary or small standard trees. Displays profusion of white blooms in late spring. Useful hedge, screen or windbreak. Evergreen. Full to partial sun. Fast grower to 8 to 10 feet tall, 4 to 6 feet wide. Cutting grown.
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7 - 11

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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationli-GUS-trum juh-PON-ih-kum tex-AN-um
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide, in natural form.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Topiary, Windbreak, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureGlossy Evergreen Foliage

Provide 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.

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