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How tall do Ligustrum get?

By: Shawn LawsureUpdated: September 22, 2020


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35 to 40 feet

Also question is, is Ligustrum a tree or a shrub?

lucidum) is an evergreen tree that grows 45 feet (13.5 m.) tall or more, but you can grow it as a large shrub with frequent pruning.

Additionally, is wax leaf ligustrum invasive?

This plant blooms in late spring to early summer, 2-3 weeks later than Ligustrum japonicum. Flowers are very pungent and may induce asthma in some people. It is considered invasive in California and Florida. It can become weedy in disturbed areas around buildings and naturalizes in moist areas.

Is Ligustrum the same as privet?

If you live in the north-east, then European privet (Ligustrum vulgare) also called common privet, is the main bad-guy. Also sometimes called Chinese privet, but better called glossy privet, Ligustrum lucidum does indeed have attractive glossy foliage, but in areas like Texas it too is invasive.

Is Ligustrum poisonous to dogs?

All parts of these shrubs and small trees contain oleanolic acid. When ingested, this plant can affect the gastrointestinal system, resulting in vomiting, diarrhea and refusal of food. Large ingestions have caused coordination issues, increased heart and respiratory rates and death.


What does Ligustrum look like?

Glossy, 4- to 6 inches-long leaves are tapered and pointed, dark to medium green on both sides. They feel leathery but lack the slightly spongy feel of Ligustrum japonicum leaves. Flowers in especially large, feathery clusters are followed by a profusion of fruit. Fine lawn tree.

How far apart should you plant Ligustrum?

Space planting holes 2 feet apart for low-growing hedge plantings or 4 feet apart for tall hedges. Lift the ligustrum from the nursery pot. Set it in the planting hole so the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Plant the ligustrum at the same depth it was growing at in its pot.

Is Ligustrum Recurvifolium invasive?

Japanese privet (Ligustrum japonicum) is a highly invasive shrub in the southern United States. This cultivar 'Recurvifolium' is noted to be different in leaf shape.

What is Ligustrum used for?

Ligustrum lucidum is a Chinese medicinal herb used to treat diminished eye sight, dizziness, fever, and insomnia, and to increase immune function in cancer patients.

What is the fastest growing bush for privacy?

What are the fastest-growing trees for privacy? Hybrid poplar tops the list. It can grow upwards of five feet per year. The Leyland cypress, green giant arborvitae, and silver maple are all close seconds because they add about two feet to their height each year.

Is Ligustrum japonicum invasive?

Ligustrum japonicum commonly forms dense thickets in fields or forest understories. It shades and out-competes many native species, and once established is very difficult to remove. It is listed as a Federal and Texas Department of Agriculture Noxious Weed, and is a Prohibited Exotic Species by TPWD.

How do you prune Ligustrum?

Heavy pruning to reduce the size or to tree form your Ligustrum should be performed in late winter, while the plant is dormant. Use a sharp pair of bypass hand pruners to selectively remove stray or damaged branches. Make your cut at a point along the branch just above the main form of the plant.

Does Ligustrum grow in shade?

It thrives in the poor, compacted soil that is often found in the front gardens of townhouses and it does well in the shade.

How do you plant Ligustrum Ovalifolium?

Plant each plant about 30cm apart and make sure you plant them at the same depth they were on the pot or look for a soil mark on bare root specimens. Firm plants in and water well. For two years after planting, water your privet hedge in dry spells and keep the area around the plants free of weeds.

What is the best privacy hedge?

Fast growing hedges for privacy
  • Cherry Laurel. One of the most popular choices for privacy hedging, the cherry laurel is extremely fast growing.
  • Bay Laurel.
  • Privet.
  • Leylandii.
  • Bamboo.

What causes privet hedges to die?

Based on the symptoms, the reason for your privet hedge to be dying is: A common privet killer – Honey Fungus (Armillaria) – a fungal disease that spreads through the soil. Very destructive in nature, it feeds on the roots of the hedge and leaves them decaying afterwards.

What does privet look like?

Small-to-large evergreen, hairless tree or dense shrub (<15+ m) with distinctive lumpy warts on the stems. Dark green leaves (5-13 x 3-6 cm) are glossy on the top surface and arranged in opposite pairs on the stems.

How do you make my evergreens grow faster?

Sprinkle a fertilizer around the base of the tree. Use a 10-8-6 quick-release formulation during April, May, June or early July. Between July 15 and October 15, choose a slow-release 10-8-6 fertilizer instead, so that you do not encourage too much growth before winter.