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Xylosma congestum/Xylosma

Xylosma congestum / Xylosma congestum
Large specimen of the "rich man's ligustrum"
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Large specimen of the "rich man's ligustrum"

This shrub grows very large and has cherry laurel-like foliage

Close-up of pointed leaves

Young shrub adjacent to windows


This shrub makes an excellent privacy hedge

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Scientific Name: Xylosma congestum
Common Name: Xylosma
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This is an excellent large evergreen shrub that is used primarily to form hedges and privacy screens. It works well as a small evergreen tree for the patio and other outdoor living spaces. It is sometimes called the "richman's ligustrum." This evergreen is similar to ligustrum and cherry laurel but the foliage is much softer. This shrub cannot tolerate hard freezes. Provide a fertile, well drained soil.