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Japanese Privet

Ligustrum japonicum

'Japanese Privet' is a plant in the Ligustrum genus with a scientific name of Ligustrum japonicum. The mature flowers are of a clustered form. Japanese Privet grows as an evergreen and is a flowering ornamental / flower. Being an evergreen plant, it will keep its leaves throughout the year. Normally grows with a shrubby habit. Try planting Japanese Privet if you'd like to attract butterflies and bees to your garden.

Japan is believed to be where Japanese Privet originates from.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Japanese Privet have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Japanese Privet

  • Full Sun

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  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun / partial sun and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 6 - Zone 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.5 and 8.0 as Japanese Privet likes to be in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil. Keep in mind when planting that Japanese Privet is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Japanese Privet to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Japanese Privet from seed

Transplanting Japanese Privet

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Japanese Privet is a hardy plant.

Common Japanese Privet problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Japanese Privet plants:

Other names for Japanese Privet

Japanese Privet care instructions

How long does Japanese Privet take to grow?

These estimates for how long Japanese Privet takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!


Popular varieties of Japanese Privet

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