Ligustrum japonicum Texanum – Wax Leaf Privet Care and Information
Plant the Wax Leaf Privet about in row about 3 feet apart in the full sun and soil that drains. Create a privacy hedge or green background in the landscape.
Wax leaf privet grows at a moderate rate, but once established is very hardy. They are great in areas where the winter are cold, even below freezing to 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Their leaves also do not burn during summer heat waves. They’re able to easily bounce back from a lack of water.Water deeply about twice per week. The frequency depends on the soil type and the weather conditions. Attractive with many attributes. Uses like deer resistance and fire defense.
Ligustrum can produce white flower blossoms in the late Spring. Although, the blooms are quite showy, they are often trimmed off. This is done before they open to prevent messiness. Form this hedge with an electric trimmer from time to time, but especially during the spring growth and flowering period. 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”, able to handle the hot summers and cold winters.