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Ligustrum japonicum ‘Texanum’

Waxleaf Privet

  • Category: Woody Ornamentals
  • Mature Height: 6’-9'
  • Mature Width: 4-6'
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Water Requirements: Regular Water
  • Hardiness Zones: , , ,

While the species grows much larger, the ‘Texanum’ selection offers a more compact, slower growing option. Growing only to up to 9-feet tall, ‘Texanum’ makes an excellent urban evergreen screen. The deep glossy green foliage is attractive year-round and plants produce fragrant white flowers in spring and summer. The blooms are a good food source for bees, which are highly attracted to them. Flowers are followed by bluish-black berries. Use ‘Texanum’ to create privacy hedges or patio screens, but take care to hand-prune, rather than shear plant to keep their shape. When sheared, the large leaves are left browned and unsightly. Plants perform best in full sun but can also be grown in part shade. Plants in shade will grow less densely than those in full sun. Plants are very heat and drought tolerant once established.

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