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  Ligustrum or Wax-leaf Privet
Ligustrum or Wax-leaf Privet

Waxleaf Privet or Ligustrum

Waxleaf Privet or Ligustrum Japonicum "Texanum" is an evergreen shrub that does very well in the desert Southwest.

The plant is a fast grower to 8 to 10 feet high, by 4 to 6 feet wide.

Requires partial to full sun and regular watering.

Clusters of small white flowers adorn the plant in the spring, followed by small purpleish-black berries, which birds really enjoy.

Ligustrum is great as a privacy hedge, screen or windbreak and it responds well to pruning into topiary forms.

Heat tolerant plant but will sustain freeze damage if winter temps drop too low, watering in the winter will help.


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