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Waxleaf Texanum Ligustrum

Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum'

Waxleaf Texanum Ligustrum

Introduction

Waxleaf Ligustrum ‘Texanum’ is a vigorous evergreen shrub with a compact upright growth habit. The glossy dark green leaves are a popular choice for formal and informal hedges. Unsheared plants produce a profusion of white blossoms in the spring, followed by dark blue berries. The leaves are obovate and oblong in shape. These versatile plants are extremely hardy and can be shaped into globes, pyramids, or other attractive shapes.

Additional Characteristics

  • Soil Moisture: Moist, well-drained
  • Tolerance / Soil Types: Extended flooding; acidic, slightly alkaline, sand, loam, clay
  • Drought Tolerance: High to moderate
  • Uses: Shrub, formal hedge, informal hedge, screen, specimen plant, topiary, foundation plant
  • Additional Features: None
  • Special Resistance: None

Planting

  • Available in 1, 3 or 5 gal containers.
  • Suggested plant spacing are:
  • Plant 18’, 24” to 36” OC
  • Bed Preparation:
  • Spread 3” of bed mix in ground cover beds
  • Till 6” deep, rake beds to drain away from structure
  • Plant
  • Topdress with 2” of double ground (fine) hardwood mulch.
  • Hand water in after planting
  • Set sprinkler controller to water beds:
  • Once every two days for two weeks in spring and early fall.
  • Once a day for two weeks when temperatures reach 98+ degrees.
  • Have Owner monitor moisture and report over or under watering immediately.
  • After two weeks reassess the watering needs, and set at twice a week thereafter.

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