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Waxleaf Privet

Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum'

Pronunciation: li-GUS-trum juh-PON-ih-kum tex-AN-um
SKU #05820

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Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Grows 10 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide in natural form.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Fast Growing, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Upright
Flower Attributes Fragrant
Landscape Use Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Suitable for Topiary
Design Ideas This 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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Potentilla (Potentilla); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus); Euonymus (Euonymus)
Care 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-11

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