LIGUSTRUM japonicum 'Rotundifolium'

Commonly known as Japanese privet

Very compact habit, with leathery green leaves, a good architectural plant
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Glossy, very dark green leaves to 6cm (2½in) long.
  • White
  • Height
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    1m (39in)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Dense, slow-growing, stiffly-branched shrub. Flowers are followed by black fruit
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

LIGUSTRUM japonicum 'Rotundifolium'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
    Good to know
    Introduced into UK by Robert Fortune, Scottish plant hunter, 1860
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, scale, leaf miners, thrips, leaf spot, honey fungus, wilt.
    Place of origin
    Japan, northern China, Korea.
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    To 15cm (6in) long
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Orbicular
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
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Cold weather damage to evergreen plants
Ligustrum - Growing Guide
1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (39in)
 

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