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Products > Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum'
 
Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum' - Waxleaf Privet
  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Oleaceae (Olives)
Origin: Japan (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 6-8 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum' (Waxleaf Privet) - This is a lower and slower growing variety of the species, as it only reaches 9 feet tall but is typically smaller. It is an evergreen dense, compact shrub with thick, round, waxy leaves that are glossy green above and whitish underneath. Fragrant bee-attracting white flowers bloom in late spring to early summer and then are followed by blue-black berries. Plant in sun or light shade and water regularly. Hardy to below 15 degrees F and useful in USDA zones 7b-10. It is a good hedge candidate and can be trained to nearly any shape but care should be used when pruning using shears as the cut leaves remain on the plant so it is better to be pruned and not sheared if plants are to be viewed not in the distance. For more information see our listing for the species at Ligustrum japonicum This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum'.