California Privet – #3 Container


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California Privet, scientifically known as Ligustrum ovalifolium, is a robust hedging shrub prized for its toughness and adaptability to various soil conditions. Flourishing in full sun to part sun environments and requiring regular watering, this shrub is well-suited for hardiness zones 5 to 8.

With an upward growth habit, this plant can reach a mature height and width of approximately 10 feet. This makes it an excellent choice for creating hedges or privacy screens in the landscape. Its ability to tolerate pruning exceptionally well makes it a versatile option for shaping and maintaining desired forms.

In late spring, California Privet graces the garden with panicles of lightly-scented creamy white flowers that adorn the ends of its branches. While these flowers add a touch of beauty to the landscape, heavily pruned plants may produce fewer blooms. However, the shrub's glossy oval leaves provide evergreen interest, maintaining their dark green hue throughout the winter months.

Known for its resilience and durability, California Privet is capable of thriving in various soil types and conditions. This further enhancing its appeal as a hedging shrub. While its leaves are semi-evergreen and may drop in winter, the shrub's overall hardiness and ability to bounce back make it a reliable choice for creating hedges or adding structure to the garden.

Overall, California Privet is an excellent option for gardeners seeking a tough and adaptable hedging shrub. Its ability to withstand pruning, tolerate diverse soil conditions, and provide attractive foliage and flowers make it a valuable addition to any landscape design. Whether used as a formal hedge or as a standalone specimen, California Privet adds both beauty and functionality to outdoor spaces.

Each plant comes in a #3 (3 gallon) growers pot. The plant shown is an example of what you will receive, all plants are individuals and we strive to pick out the best for you.

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Plant Specs:

Botanical Name: Ligustrum Ovalifolium
Light: full sun – part sun
Watering: regular watering
Soil: well draining soil
Zone: 5 – 8

Plant Shape: upward growth
Plant Type: hedging shrub
Mature Size: height (10'), width (10')
Blooming Season: late spring

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