Ligustrum japonicum     
Japanese privet   
Oleaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: erect, dense shrub; darker and fuller than L. lucidum
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: 6-20ft with equal spread; accepts shaping to any size
Leaves: simple, thick and waxy; dark green above, lighter underneath margin is opaque and blunt
Flowers: perfect, creamy white, in clusters; bloom in early spring (before L. lucidum)
Fruit: small dark berries, poisonous
Stems/Trunks: gray, not ornamental
Range/Origin: Japan
Hardiness: to 20° F and below

Japanese privet
Ligustrum japonicum
in a large container



aka Waxleaf privet, Waxy privet

see Ligustrum lucidum for more details

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