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JAPANESE PRIVET
Ligustrum japonicum

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Photo Locations: Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR, Cohn Arboretum - Baton Rouge, LA and Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA

General Notes

Susceptible to Texas root rot. Takes shearing. Waxy leaves help retain water and make it fire resistant. 'Variegatum' is a variegated form with white along the leaf margins.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Northern China, Korea, and Japan.

Family: Oleaceae

Additional Common Names

JAPANESE PRIVET, WAX-LEAF PRIVET

Tree Characteristics

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 10 - 15 feet.

Width: 5 - 8 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Ovate, Glossy Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Prolific, Black or Mostly Blue Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall, Winter or Summer.

Bark Light Gray, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 4 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Armillaria, Root Rot, Sooty Mold and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Allergy and Poisonous Health Hazard.

Fire Resistance is Favorable.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Espalier, Hedged or Topiary.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Ligustrum japonicum Tree Record." 1995-2019. Nov 22, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/ligustrum-japonicum >

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