Wax Ligustrum

Product Description

The Wax Ligustrum is a favorite among both commercial and residential landscapers due to its ruggedness, aesthetic appeal, quick growth rate and low cost—making this plant the ultimate all-in-one hedge cultivar out there!

The large shrub or tree features lush evergreen leaves and large clusters of white flowers in the spring. The ligustrum is a strong and sturdy plant that is low maintenance and will tolerate a variety of soil conditions.

Needing little care other than pruning to keep the desired shape and size, the tree is an excellent choice for creating a tall screen, a solid hedge or a beautiful multi trunk specimen tree.

Botanical Name

Ligustrum japonicum

Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Flower Color Creamy white
Foliage Color Dark green
Mature Height 10-15 ft
Mature Width 10-15 ft
Growing Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Drought tolerant
  • Low maintenance
  • Evergreen hedge
  • Specimen tree

Shipping Info

Once your Wax Ligustrum order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

shipping matrix 2-16

 

Care

WAX LIGUSTRUM CARE:

Ligustrums are adaptive to most well-drained soil types and do well in full sun or partial shade. They are drought tolerant, but should be watered regularly until established. These very fast growing shrubs will need frequent pruning to control growth. Pruning just after flowering is recommended to avoid shearing off the following year’s flowers that develop quickly after the current blossoms fade.

Their popularity as a dense, tall hedge is based in part that they can tolerate severe pruning and are also very attractive with bare-pruned trunks to offer a more tree-like garden or potted accent. Avoid planting in front of windows as the Ligustrum’s fast growth may obstruct view.

For hedge placement, plant Ligustrum 3 to 4 feet apart from their centers and at least 4 feet from any pathway or structure. To plant as a tree form, a minimum of 5 to 6 foot clearance from other large plants should be considered, and give at least 8 feet of clearance from structures.

PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Wax Ligustrum, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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1 review for Wax Ligustrum

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Brooke H.

    Very lush plant! Will plant near my pool. Thanks Perfect Plants!

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