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Wax Leaf Privet Bush

Wax Leaf Privet Bush

Regular price $7.40 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 6-8 feet
Spread: 4-6 feet
Flower Color: white
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Wax Leaf Privet, scientifically known as Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum', is a popular cultivar of the Japanese Privet, prized for its dense, glossy, dark green leaves that have a waxy texture, giving the plant its common name. This evergreen shrub is a versatile and robust plant, widely used in landscaping for hedges, screens, and as a foundation planting. In late spring to early summer, it produces clusters of small, fragrant white flowers, followed by dark berries that can attract birds.

Growing to about 6 to 8 feet tall and 4 to 6 feet wide, Wax Leaf Privet can be easily maintained at a smaller size through regular pruning. It is known for its rapid growth and ability to form a dense, compact shape, making it an excellent choice for privacy hedges or as a windbreak.

Adapted to full sun to partial shade, Wax Leaf Privet thrives in well-draining soil but is quite adaptable to a variety of soil types, from clay to loam to sandy soils. It prefers regular watering, especially during dry periods, but once established, it becomes relatively drought-tolerant. This shrub benefits from occasional pruning to maintain its shape and encourage denser foliage.

In landscaping, Wax Leaf Privet is often chosen for its ornamental appeal and practical utility. Its dense foliage and ability to be pruned into formal shapes make it ideal for creating structured garden designs, topiary, or for use in mass plantings. Additionally, its glossy leaves add a touch of elegance to garden spaces, and its flowers provide a sweet fragrance during blooming season.

Overall, Wax Leaf Privet is a low-maintenance, attractive shrub suitable for a wide range of landscaping needs. Its ease of care, adaptability to various growing conditions, and aesthetic appeal make it a favored choice for gardeners and landscape designers seeking to add evergreen structure and beauty to their outdoor spaces.

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