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Ligustrum Japonicum

Botanical Name:

Ligustrum japonicum

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Chalk, Loam, Sand, Well-draining, 6-8 pH
Heat Tolerant
86°F / 30°C
Cold Tolerant
0°-10°F / -18° to -12°C
Characteristics

Plant Type

Shrub, Tree

Lifespan

Perennial, Woody Zone 7-10

Plant Height

6-12 ft / 1.8-3.6 m

Flower

Small, creamy-white flowers.

Fruit

Small glossy berries which ripen in fall and persist through winter.

Benefits
Ornamental

Glossy, elliptical, green foliage. Clusters of milky-white flowers. Delicate, purple berries that are visible through winter.

Attracts

Butterflies

Songbirds

Warning

Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

Taxonomy

Order

Scrophulariales

Family

Ligustrum - Privets

Genus

Ligustrum

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