Waxleaf Privet (Ligustrum japonicum)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Waxleaf Privet
Give a thumbs up Japanese Privet

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 6 to 12 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


Photo gallery:
Location: Canoga Park, CaliforniaDate: 2006-06-18
By Kelli
Give a thumbs up

Posted by RonTN on Dec 1, 2018 4:13 PM

I have two specimens in Zone 7b that are about 25 years old. They are about 8' wide and 18' high. They shed leaves year round and cleaning up around them has become a lot of work.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Help IDing a tree by Darrieb Jun 11, 2019 10:52 AM 2
Plant ID needed! by Kekas Apr 20, 2017 11:32 AM 1
Which plant is this? by TheArquitect Dec 11, 2016 2:00 PM 30
Charlottesville, VA - spring by Chantell Oct 2, 2016 6:00 PM 11
Bonsai tree species by LottaHart Aug 26, 2016 5:02 PM 4
Could you pease ID this plant? by mewmew Jul 18, 2016 2:05 PM 3
Please help identify this plant by cpt_cam May 22, 2016 8:15 PM 2
green hedge wall by finaltouch May 3, 2016 8:50 PM 4
5 Bushes by fraz1 Feb 13, 2016 11:31 PM 10
Also Japanese privet? by hudakore Nov 2, 2015 2:38 AM 1

« Add a new plant to the database

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by greenappleagnes and is called "Blue Carpet"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.