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Privet

Botanical Name
Ligustrum spp.
Min Zone
4
Max Zone
9
Height
12 to 15 feet
Width
12 to 15 feet
Flowers
May to June: creamy white, often no flowers due to shearing
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Tolerates many soils except wet
Planting & Care
  • Transplants easily from balled and burlap or container
  • Tolerates shearing and moderate salt
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Ligustrum obtusifolium var. regelianum - purple fall color, neat foliage, 5 feet
  • Ligustrum x vicaryi - Vicary Golden Privet, golden yellow foliage, vase form

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