Ligustrum Japonicum Texanum – Wax Leaf Privet

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 is 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 Privets have attractive dark green shiny foliage, and a compact dense form. They are very easy to maintain, drought tolerant, and resistant to the cold. They are often used to block a view, create a border, or even reduce noise. This is what has made the Wax Leaf Privet, known botanically as Ligustrum Japonicum ‘Texanum’ so popular!

Ligustrum Texanum only grows to about 12 feet tall and 3 ft wide or more, but can easily be trimmed smaller. Therefore, privets do not have aggressive and invasive roots. The wax leaf is a great choice to plant along a wall or driveway because they can not damage the concrete like some others might. Our Wax Leaf Privet is most popularly used in homes and business in cities like Los Angeles and Southern California.

Available in 5 gallon, 15 gallon, and 24″ Box Size. Quantity discounts are available.

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General Plant Information

Ligustrum Japonicum Texanum – Wax Leaf Privet Care and Information

A Ligustrum hedge is a great way to create privacy. Plant the Wax Leaf Privet in a row about 3 feet apart from each other.  As long as they have good soil and 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 or create a boundary. 

The Wax Leaf Privet grows at a moderate rate and is very hardy once it is established. They are great in areas where the Winters are cold, they can withstand below freezing temperatures up to 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Their leaves can also withstand the burning Summer heat waves. Ligustrum’s are so resilient that they are able to easily bounce back from a lack of water, please don’t test this. Water these plants deeply about twice per week. The frequency depends on the soil type and the weather conditions. The Wax Leaf Privet is attractive with many attributes. Some of those uses include deer resistance and fire defense. 

Ligustrum’s can produce white flower blossoms late in Spring. Although the blooms are quite showy, they are often trimmed off to keep a well-manicured hedge. The flowers can be trimmed before they open to prevent a messy cleanup. You can shape this hedge with an electric trimmer from time to time, but especially during the Spring growth and flowering period. If not trimmed the flower can become little red berries in the Summer, but for proper maintenance, remove the flowers to prevent their fruit.

Ligustrum is native to Japan, but the Wax Leaf Privet is a species from Texas. Also known as the “Texas Privet”, it is able to handle the hot Summers and cold Winters.


Size and Spacing

Hedges are generally planted 2 – 3 feet apart off-center.

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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Our plants are guaranteed to be true-to-name as labeled and in good condition when received. “Local pickup” means the customer will pick up at our nursery.  “Delivery” does NOT include planting, and customer must arrange to receive items once offloaded from our truck. Our driver may move items as a courtesy, but is not responsible for moving items further onto your property. Returns/Refunds are subject to a 10% restocking fee.

Compatibility

The two factors that determine if a deciduous fruit trees will grow well and produce fruit in a certain area are the Chill Hour Requirement and the Cold Hardiness. “Chill hours” are the amount of cold a deciduous fruit tree need to produce fruit. This is measured in the number of hours below 45 degrees Fahrenheit a plant must experience during its winter dormancy. Paradise Nursery only grows Low Chill fruit trees that meet the chill requirements of all areas of the United States.

The second factor is Cold Hardiness. Cold Hardiness refers to the minimum temperature a plant can tolerate. The USDA’s Cold Hardiness Zones indicate the average minimum winter temperatures of areas. Based on the shipping zipcode, our website will only allow you to add plants to your cart that grow within your USDA Hardiness Zone, and tolerate your climate.

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.