Member Price: $39.95
Member Price: $39.95
The Waxleaf Ligustrum (Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum') is a versatile and attractive evergreen shrub known for its glossy foliage, fragrant flowers, and ornamental fruit. This easy-to-grow plant is often used as a hedge, screen, or specimen in various landscape settings due to its adaptability and elegant appearance.
Waxleaf Ligustrum is a hardy, upright shrub that typically grows to a height of 6 to 8 feet and a spread of 4 to 6 feet. It thrives in USDA hardiness zones 7 to 10 and tolerates a wide range of soil types, as long as they have good drainage. The plant performs well in both full sun and partial shade, making it suitable for various garden locations. Waxleaf Ligustrum is also relatively low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, and pest-resistant, making it a popular choice for many gardeners.
One of the most appealing features of the Waxleaf Ligustrum is its lustrous, dark green leaves. The foliage has a waxy texture, which gives the plant its name, and remains evergreen throughout the year, providing constant color and interest in the garden. This beautiful foliage not only creates a dense, visually appealing backdrop for the plant's flowers and fruit, but also serves as an effective privacy screen when planted in a row.
During late spring to early summer, the Waxleaf Ligustrum produces clusters of small, fragrant, creamy-white flowers that attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. The blossoms create a striking contrast against the plant's glossy foliage, adding an extra layer of visual appeal to the garden. However, some individuals may find the fragrance of the flowers to be too strong, so it is a good idea to plant the shrub away from windows or seating areas if this might be a concern.
Following the flowering period, the Waxleaf Ligustrum produces small, round, blue-black fruit that adds ornamental interest to the plant during the fall and winter months. Although the fruit is not a prominent feature, it does provide a source of food for birds and other wildlife, enhancing the overall biodiversity of the garden. It is important to note that the fruit can be toxic to humans if ingested, so care should be taken when planting this shrub in areas accessible to children.
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