- Latin Name- Ligustrum Japonicum Hardy Planting Zone- 4-7 Mature Height- 4-15 ft Width- 4-8 ft Sun or Shade- Partial Shade
Ligustrum Japonicum is great to create a unique border. These look great on a lawn, sidewalks and also a long driveway. These shrubs are very strong and hardy. These shrubs adapt to all kinds of soil conditions. Northern Privet Hedge is the most popular when it comes to privacy hedges. Northern Privet Hedges can be left untrimmed or trimmed for a clean look. As one might gather from its name, Ligustrum Japonicum is a native plant of Japan and Korea. It has become popular in the United States due to several notable characteristics. Growing up to 18 feet tall if allowed, its glossy green evergreen leaves and thick cover respond exceptionally well to pruning and shaping. It is a favorite ornamental shrub or tree depending on size, where it can be formed into shapes such as pyramids or globes. Using pots to limit the scope, they can be given even more complex ways or moved as needed for decor. Further, it has a fast rate of growth and is quite hardy, able to thrive in many soil types and full sun or partial shade. Panicles of white flowers will bloom through the spring, giving way to bold black drupes of fruit in the summer which can continue through fall and into winter.