Ligustrum Japonicum Texanum – Wax Leaf Privet 15 gallon

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Ligustrum Texanum, also known as Wax Leaf Privet, is very popular and commonly used to create a privacy hedge. Some of the benefits of the Ligustrum are that they are drought tolerant and do not have deep roots, avoiding damage to pipes. Plant them right along a wall to create more greenery.

Wax leaf privet, also known as Ligustrum japonicum ‘Texanum’, is an evergreen shrub that is commonly used as a hedge or screen plant in landscaping. It is native to Japan, Korea, and China and is a member of the olive family.

Wax leaf privet can grow up to 10-15 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide, and it has glossy, dark green leaves that are oblong or elliptical in shape. The leaves are waxy and leathery, which makes them resistant to pests and diseases. In the spring, wax leaf privet produces small white flowers that are highly fragrant and attract bees and butterflies



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General Plant Information

Ligustrum Japonicum Texanum – Waxleaf Privet Care and Information

A Ligustrum hedge is a great way to create privacy! We recommend to plant them about 3ft apart from each other.  If planted in good soil with proper drainage, they will do great in full sun and partially shaded areas. A Ligustrum privacy hedge is a great way to easily block views, wind, noise, and/or create a boundary.  The Wax Leaf Privet grows at a moderate rate (1-2 ft per year) depending on soil, watering schedule and sun exposure. Once established, they are very hardy shrubs.

Wax leaf privets are relatively drought-tolerant once established. They can be sensitive to heavy pruning, so it’s important to only trim them lightly to maintain their shape. Overall, the wax leaf privet is a popular choice for hedges and screens; due to its attractive foliage, fast growth rate, and tolerance of a variety of growing conditions.

Texas privet is another common name for the wax leaf privet (Ligustrum Japonicum ‘Texanum’). This tree is native to Japan, Korea, and China, it’s widely used as a hedge or screen plant in landscaping.

Texas privet has similar characteristics to the wax leaf privet; with glossy dark green leaves that are waxy and leathery in texture. It produces fragrant white flowers in the spring, and can grow up to 10-15 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide.

The name “Texas privet” may be used to distinguish this variety from other types of privet that are commonly grown in other regions. It is important to note that the use of the common name can be confusing. It is best to use the scientific name: Ligustrum Japonicum ‘Texanum.’

Additional Information

Sun Exposure : Full Sun
Watering : Drought tolerant
Plant Type: Evergreen
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-10

Planting Information

Step One:

Soil and Planting: Plant in soil that drains well. Dig a hole that is as deep as the tree’s roots and at least twice as wide.

Step Two:

Place the tree in the hole and backfill around the plant’s roots with a mixture of the native soil and high-quality planting mix that has washed sand and organic fertilizer.

Step Three:

Create a basin around the roots drip zone so that water collects. Water deeply until the roots and nearby soil is saturated and reaches field capacity.

Plant Care Information

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Pollination & Propagation

(Grafting/Cutting) Most of Paradise Nursery’s edible plants are self-fruitful. Self-pollinating trees do not require an additional tree to produce fruit. For your convenience, we have indicated which trees require a pollinator, and their associated pollinators. Only the sweet cherries, avocados, and some plums require a pollinator. All of our other propagated edible plants do not require a pollinator. All of our edible plants are either grown from cuttings, budded, or grafted. This way, we can ensure that our plants are high quality and fruit immediately. Plants will generally begin fruiting within a year of planting.