Different Varieties Of Ligustrum - Knowledgebase Question

Marshville, NC
Question by pack54
February 19, 2001
Can a howardi ligustrum be pruned to be a small tree or is it mainly used for a hedge or bush? I am having a difficult time finding info on the howardi...please help...


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Answer from NGA
February 19, 2001

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Ligustrum japonicum 'Howard' (also sold as 'Frazieri') is a dense evergreen shrub of upright habit and can be grown as a small tree with careful pruning. The cultivar 'Howard' produces new leaves which are yellow, turning to green with maturity. It's interesting, in that emerging leaves are yellow and previous season's leaves are green, giving it almost a two-toned effect.

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