Ligustrum (Wax Leaf Privet) Shrub

Ligustrum japonicum texanum

  • Fast-growing evergreen tree that can reach a large height
  • Terrific for privacy, branches and leaves grow densely together
  • Signature smooth wax-like leaves that are smooth to the touch
  • Grows in a tree and shrub form     

The Wax Leaf Privet is a woody shrub and also has the flexibility of being a smaller tree within the olive family if the owner is willing to put in the demanding labor to do so. Landscapers have many uses for this dynamic tree, it can be used as hedges, tall screens, groups with under-plantings, topiaries and inside containers. The Wax Leaf Privet blooms long panicles of strongly scented white flowers fall through spring.