The Waxleaf Ligustrum is a favorite among both commercial and residential landscapers due to its ruggedness, aesthetic appeal, quick growth rate and low cost. Which make this plant the ultimate all-in-one hedge cultivar out there!
Also known as the Japanese Privet tree, its evergreen leaves can make a beautiful garden shine during the early summer. The Wax Leaf Ligustrum is a strong and sturdy plant that is low maintenance and will tolerate a variety of soil types.
The large shrub or tree features lush dark green leaves and large clusters of creamy white flowers in the spring that last through summer. The leaves are a few inches long.
This fast growing shrub produces purple black berries after flowering that are a great source of food for birds!
Ligustrum Tree Care
Little maintenance to shape it into desired size making it easy to care for! This wax leaf privet ligustrum japonicum grows best across the United States in USDA planting zones 7-11 and has slight cold hardiness.
Plant this waxleaf ligustrum in full sun or partial shade, and prefers well drained soil. It is drought tolerant but be sure to water well the first year of planting to establish a strong root system. Once established, it is also salt spray tolerant.
It can grow up to 10-15 feet tall and 10-15 feet wide and is often seen in a compact habit as a formal hedge screen, windbreak or foundation planting.
Needing little care other than pruning once or twice a year to keep the desired shape and size, the Wax Ligustrum tree is an excellent choice for creating a tall screen, a solid privacy hedge or displaying a profusion of beautiful multi trunk small evergreen trees. You can train the trunk to be a small standard tree too. It has many shape options and has often been pruned into topiary!
Shop the Wax Leaf Ligustrum for sale. The fragrant white blooms and deep green glossy foliage of this evergreen shrub will surprise you!
- Drought tolerant
- Low maintenance
- Evergreen hedge
- Specimen tree