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Ligustrum japonicum

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'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.

Japanese Privet normally grows to a shrubby habit with a max height of 11.89 feet (that's 3.66 metres metric).

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.

Japanese Privet needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

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

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Before establishment this tree needs lots of water, when grown in full sun and does not rain in zone 9A. Mulching is essential to maintain humidity in the soil.

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.

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