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Wax Leaf Privet (Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum')


Wax Leaf Privet

Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum'

Wax Leaf Privet, botanical name Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum', is an evergreen shrub that adapts well to most landscape styles in the Southwest. From northern China, Korea and Japan, this lush and compact shrub is a good candidate for topiary forms, bringing a formal look to gardens across the Southwest. In fact, it is common to see the Wax Leaf Privet adorning landscapes shaped into cones, globes or the classic "vertical poodle" forms. Homeowners can bring an elegant look to an entrance by growing poodle form shrubs in containers, flanking the front door or porch steps.

Heat tolerant and cold hardy, you can expect the Wax Leaf Privet to keep its lush, dense green foliage all year long. This evergreen shrub provides year round interest. It requires low to moderate water use and thrives in full sun or partial shade environments. Easy to care for, 'Texanum' is a fast growing, small to medium shrub that blooms profusely in the spring. Springtime brings beautiful, fragrant, white flower clusters that attract hummingbirds and other pollinators. A staple landscaping plant in the Southwest, this bird friendly shrub will bring nature home to an urban garden or homes along the coast.

It makes a great tamed hedge and requires less maintenance than most other hedges, which is why you often see the Wax Leaf Privet shrub used along a border between homes, as a privacy hedge or windbreak. Homeowners that live near busy streets will appreciate its excellent sound barrier features. Great for mass planting, you will often see this shrub shaped into pyramid forms for topiary gardens flanking walkways and gateways. We offer a free design consultation at our nurseries to make your landscaping goals a reality.

Moon Valley Nurseries offers healthy and vibrant Wax Leaf Privet 'Texanum' shrubs for sale. Feel free to speak with our nursery pro and ask us about placement ideas or schedule a landscape design consultation. Let us do the work. You buy it - we can deliver and plant it!


Fast growing dense evergreen foliage

Terrific for privacy, branches and leaves grow densely together

Signature smooth wax-like leaves that are smooth to the touch

Grows in a tree and shrub form