Type: Broadleaf Evergreen
Exposure: Part Shade / Part Sun
Fruit: Dark Blue
Foliage: Dark Green
Maximum Growth: Approx. 4’h x 5’w
Zones: 7 to 10
(See Zone Map)
Drought Tolerance: High
Scientific Name:Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum'Usage: Specimen, Screen, Accent, Foundation, Mass
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.
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
Available in 1, 3 or 5 gal containers.
Suggested plant spacing are:
Plant 18’, 24” to 36” OC
Spread 3” of bed mix in ground cover beds
Till 6” deep, rake beds to drain away from structure
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.