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Ligustrum japonicum


Order: Scrophulariales
   Family: Oleaceae
            Genus: Ligustrum
                        Specie: Ligustrum japonicum

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 10 ft (3 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Olive green leaves; panicles of white flowers in summer

Uses: Hedge Screen Shrub borders Topiary

Zones: 5-10

Description: This compact and very dense evergreen shrub to 10 ft (3 m) tall has camellia-like, shiny, olive green leaves. A useful screening or hedging plant, it bears large panicles of white flowers in late summer to early autumn. ?Rotundifolium? is slow grow

Growth Habit: Dense compact habit

Comments: Has escaped cultivation in New Zealand and the USA

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