Users' questions

How quickly does Ligustrum grow?

How quickly does Ligustrum grow?

Growth rate is approximately 2 feet per year; at maturity they can reach a height and width between 10-15+ feet.

How cold hardy are Ligustrum?

Answer: Ligustrum japonicum, the wax leaf ligustrum, is one of many broadleaf evergreen plants that suffered damage this winter. Wax leaf ligustrum is listed as hardy in USDA hardiness zone 8 and warmer. You live in zone 8, but this year the temperature probably dropped below the expected 10°F low.

How tall does Ligustrum get?

35 to 40 feet
Mature Height/Spread: This evergreen tree will reach 35 to 40 feet, but can be kept lower as a big shrub. The spread is about 5 to 10 feet. The leaves are 4 to 6 inches long, glossy dark green on both sides and less spongy than the leaves of Japanese privet.

Is Ligustrum an evergreen?

Sunshine Ligustrum is an evergreen shrub with year round golden foliage. Ligustrum sinense ‘Sunshine’ does great in warmer climates, and flourishes in full sun.

Which is the best type of Ligustrum plant?

All have an attractive outward growth pattern and dense foliage that makes them ideal for camouflage and privacy. Ligustrum japonicum is the green variety (sometimes referred to as “privet” or “Japanese Privet”).

Can a Sunshine Ligustrum be used as a hedge?

According to the Southern Living Plant Collection, which offers this plant for purchase, “Ideal as a hedge in the landscape, Sunshine Ligustrum offers year-round golden foliage that flourishes in full sun. This sterile, non-invasive cultivar will not re-seed into the landscape.

Why does Ligustrum lucidum spread outside the garden?

Also sometimes called Chinese privet, but better called glossy privet, Ligustrum lucidum does indeed have attractive glossy foliage, but in areas like Texas it too is invasive. These plants spread outside the garden because birds eat the berries and then spread the seeds as they move about and do what birds do.

What kind of ligustrums grow in South Florida?

The hardy ligustrum genus is a versatile group of shrubs for accents, hedges, or small trees. Three of the most popular for South Florida landscapes are varieties in green, gold-tipped and variegated.