Member Price: $39.95
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The Recurve Ligustrum (Ligustrum japonicum 'Recurvifolium') is a popular evergreen shrub valued for its attractive foliage, fragrant flowers, and easy-care nature. This versatile plant can be used as a hedge, screen, or stand-alone specimen in various landscape settings.
Recurve Ligustrum is a hardy and adaptable shrub that typically reaches a height of 6 to 10 feet, with a spread of 4 to 6 feet. This dense, upright shrub is well-suited for USDA zones 7 to 10 and thrives in a range of soil types, provided they have good drainage. It can tolerate full sun to partial shade, making it suitable for various garden locations. The Recurve Ligustrum's low-maintenance requirements and pest resistance make it an ideal choice for busy gardeners or those seeking a fuss-free addition to their landscape.
One of the most attractive features of the Recurve Ligustrum is its glossy, dark green foliage. The leaves are lance-shaped with a slight twist, giving them a recurved appearance that lends the plant its name. This evergreen shrub maintains its foliage year-round, providing a constant source of color and texture in the garden. The lustrous leaves also create a stunning backdrop for the plant's flowers and fruit.
In late spring to early summer, the Recurve Ligustrum produces clusters of small, creamy-white, fragrant flowers that are highly attractive to bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. The sweet scent and delicate blossoms create a lovely contrast to the plant's dark green foliage, adding an extra layer of visual and olfactory appeal to the garden. However, it is worth noting that some people may find the fragrance of the flowers to be overpowering, so it may be best to plant the Recurve Ligustrum away from windows or sitting areas if this is a concern.
Following the flowering period, the Recurve Ligustrum produces small, round, bluish-black fruit that persists into the winter months. While the fruit is not a significant feature of the plant and is generally considered inconspicuous, it does provide a source of food for birds and other wildlife, enhancing the overall biodiversity of the garden. However, it is essential to note that the fruit can be toxic to humans if ingested, so caution should be taken when planting this shrub in areas accessible to children.
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