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Ligustrum japonicum (Ligustrum, Waxleaf)
Note : Only grows this way naturally when pruned very often.

Ligustrum, Waxleaf

Privit, Japanese

Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum'

Native to Japan, the Waxleaf Ligustrum is the most universally applied choice for a sculpted hedge plant in the Texas landscape; it is fast growing and not picky about when it is pruned. In addition to being pruned into hedges, it also can be pruned into a topiary, pyramidal form, or even a small tree.  

Highly fragrant  panicles of white flowers appear in the late spring, and carry into the early summer. Small dull blue-black fruits develop in the fall, attracting birds easily.

It differs from Japanese Ligustrum by having very glossy dark green leaves that easily snap when bent, and have no pointed tip. Once established, it’s very drought tolerant and grows well in urban or salty areas. 'Texanum' is a dwarf cultivar with a tighter growth habit, as well as reaching only heights up to nine feet. 


Medium Hedge

Flower Color:

Pale Yellow



8-9 Feet



8-9 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 7b

Available Sizes:

Item Description
LIG-WAX-15 #015 LIGUSTRUM, WAXLEAF View Current Crop Photo

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
Full Sun to Part Shade
Water Needs