Ligustrum japonicum/Wax Leaf Ligustrum

Ligustrum japonicum / Ligustrum japonicum
Tree forms of considerable age
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Scientific Name: Ligustrum japonicum
Common Name: Wax Leaf Ligustrum
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Commonly used as a clipped or unclipped hedge, as a topiary, and in large containers. It can be trained as a small evergreen tree. It is a good choice for the urban landscape since it is heat and drought tolerant. The fruit is eaten by birds, particularly the American Goldfinch.