Botanical Name: Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum'
Common Name: Waxleaf Privet  
Plant photo of: Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum'
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Shrub


Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season

Spring, Summer


Leaf Color

Green, Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color

Black, Blue


Fruit Season



Full, Half



Medium, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained


Soil pH



Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees, Poisonous

Design Styles

English Cottage, Formal, Japanese


Accenting Features

Fragrance, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer


Location Uses

Shrub Border, Foundation, Patio, Park, Walls / Fences


Special Uses

Container, Filler, Hedge, Screen


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme
Photographer: Normans/Ryden
  • Description

  • Notes

This dense, evergreen shrub reaches 6'-8' tall and 4'-6' wide. Waxleaf Privet has dark green, leathery, evergreen leaves that make a great privacy hedge. White fragrant flowers bloom in spring and summer. Bees love these flowers! Blue black berries follow bloom season. Part of this shrub may be poisonous if ingested. It prefers full sun to light shade with a medium amount of watering, more in hot summer months.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball just above ground level. 3. Mix soil with 25% amendment and %75 soil. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build basin and water.