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Japanese Privet Tree

Japanese Privet Tree

Regular price $121.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $121.00 USD
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Plant Type: tree
Plant Height: 8-12 feet
Spread: 6-8 feet
Flower Color: white
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


The Japanese Privet, Ligustrum japonicum, commonly grown as a large shrub, can also be trained and maintained as a small to medium-sized evergreen tree. It is highly valued in landscaping for its dense foliage, glossy, dark green leaves, and the versatility it offers in garden designs. In late spring to early summer, it produces clusters of small, fragrant white flowers, which are followed by attractive black berries that persist into winter and are popular with birds.

When grown as a tree, Japanese Privet can reach heights of 8 to 12 feet or more, depending on pruning and growing conditions. It can be pruned into a single trunk to emphasize its tree form, making it an excellent choice for small garden spaces, as a specimen tree, or in settings where an evergreen screen or hedge is desired at a taller height.

Adapted to full sun to partial shade, the Japanese Privet tree thrives in well-draining soil but is adaptable to a wide range of soil types, including clay, loam, and sandy soils. It is relatively drought-tolerant once established, though it benefits from regular watering during dry periods, especially in the first few years to help establish a deep, extensive root system.

In landscaping, the versatility of the Japanese Privet tree allows it to be used in a variety of ways, including as a specimen tree, in foundation plantings, or as part of a mixed border. Its ability to be pruned into formal shapes also makes it popular for topiary or as a structured element in garden designs.

Overall, the Japanese Privet tree is a robust, low-maintenance choice for adding year-round greenery, privacy, and ornamental value to landscapes. Its adaptability to different growing conditions and the minimal care it requires once established make it a popular option for gardeners and landscape designers seeking attractive, versatile trees for their projects.

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