The Wax 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 during the early summer.
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 Wax Leaf Ligustrum is a strong and sturdy plant that is low maintenance and will tolerate a variety of soil types.
This fast growing evergreen shrub produces berries after flowering that are a great source of food for birds! Little maintenance to shape it into desired size making it easy to care for! This privet ligustrum japonicum grows best in USDA planting zones 7-11.
Plant this waxleaf ligustrum in full sun and well drained soil. It is drought tolerant but be sure to water well the first year of planting to establish a strong root system. It can grow up to 10-15 feet tall and 10-15 feet wide.
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 a beautiful multi trunk small tree.
- Drought tolerant
- Low maintenance
- Evergreen hedge
- Specimen tree