Waxleaf Privet

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Dependable Glossy and Compact Waxleaf Privet

  • Dense, Glossy Emerald Foliage
  • Punctuated with White Blooms in Spring
  • Pleasantly Fragrant
  • Great for Windbreaks and Hedges
  • Can be Pruned into Breathtaking Shapes
  • Pest, Disease and Drought Resistant
  • Full Sun, Partial Shade

The Waxleaf Privet (Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum') is a garden marvel among your average evergreen shrubs. The survivability of this amazing plant tied with its natural beauty and adaptability make this versatile evergreen a must-have in any grower's space.

This evergreen shrub sports broad leaves of a deep emerald green year round. This already alluring shade of green is only elevated by the glossy sheen that gives the waxleaf its name.

Spring brings a pleasant twist to the foliage of this plant in the form of bursts of dozens of small profusions of fragrant white blooms. These dainty flower clusters bring a softness to this plant's beauty, and in the fall being to turn to blackish berries birds love.

While most birds prefer the fruit, the blooms of this privet shrub makes for a feast among your average pollinators. Butterflies will flutter happily to your yard as they travel looking for a quick meal, so be sure to keep your camera ready!

The Waxleaf Privet is more than just a several feet tall pillar of green foliage, however. Similar to your typical hedge plant, this fast growing privet shrub can be pruned into many different shapes and sizes depending on your growing area's needs.

As if variety and fantastic color weren't enough, this plant is also ridiculously survivable! Drought tolerant and disease resistant, this plant is also ignored by most pests in addition to having high salt tolerance for seaside planting.

The Waxleaf Privet is a hardy, adaptable hedge shrub with so many uses it would be crazy not to consider adding this plant in your growing area. Order your own from Nature Hills Nursery today!

How to Use Waxleaf Privet Grass in the Landscape

The Waxleaf Privet's dense foliage and several feet of growth potential makes it a great fit for a privacy hedge. Several of these shrubs in close proximity are sure to block both heavy winds and prying eyes from your yard or garden space.

While leaving the growth of your privet shrub unchecked won't inhibit its beauty, pruning into formal topiary designs is guaranteed to elevate this plant to the next level. A careful pruning can turn your privacy hedges into formal topiary clipped hedges, providing the same protection with a cleaner cut look.

Heavy pruning can make your Waxleaf Privet look just like a small standard tree! Smaller gardens looking for a low-growing tree can make use of this feature for a smaller tree that still packs a huge punch.

This shrub can also make waves if used in containers! A pyramid form pruning is sure to earn looks if used to flank an entryway, or even scattered periodically along a pathway.

Coastal gardens are sure to benefit from the addition of some Waxleaf Privets. Their natural salt tolerance paired with dense wind blocking foliage makes for a great garden shelter wall from harsh coastal winds.

#ProPlantTips for Care

The Waxleaf Privet can thrive in a variety of soils, even sand and clay, but prefers well-draining soils. Water deeply and regularly after its initial planting, but once it gets a growing season to establish itself your privet shrub will retain its drought resistance for years to come.

Regular pruning into formal shapes can elevate your privet shrub to the next level, but it's important to know when to trim so as not to hurt it.

It is ideal to wait until after flowering to prune. Never prune this plant after its white flowers have begun to show or it could permanently stunt its growth potential.

Waxleaf Privets tend to grow healthy without much help, being naturally disease and pest tolerant. Planting your shrub in a well circulated area will certainly help, easing the mind of the concerned plant parent.

Not picky about how it gets its light, this shrub can grow in anything from full sun to part shade. Between this and all its other resistances, you almost have to try hard to kill this plant.

With amazing color, unparalleled survivability, and many different uses to boot, the Waxleaf Privet is a must have for any grower's needs. This magnificent plant is available for purchase here at Nature Hills!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Waxleaf Privet Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-11
Growing Zones 7-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum'
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 8 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes