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LIGUSTRUM japonicum
Wax-Leaf Privet, Japanese Privet


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:: Oleaceae :: LIGUSTRUM :: japonicum
  • Type of products available: 1/0A5, 1/0A7, 1/1A8, 1/1P1.3L, 1/1 BR

Main asset

A very dense, occulting, vigorous plant. The bloom is very melliferous. Tolerant prunning, the Japanese Privet is mainly used in hedges, but can also be used as a shade tree or in alignment.


Very solid plant, supporting all types of soil, exposure, and pollution resistant.

Evergreen upright shrub with bright green, coriaceous broad dark green leaves. The young leaves are bronze. The small white flowers in clusters appear in summer, very fragrant, and followed by oblong, black fruits.

  • Uses: Hiding Hedge, Windbreak Hedge, Shade Tree, Alignment

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: evergreen
  • Habit: erected
  • Height: 3 m x 2.5 m (10 ft x 8 ft)
  • Growth: fast
  • Flowering period: July to October
  • Époque de fructification : autumn

Shape and colours:

  • Couleur du bois : clear grey
  • Foliage shape: acuminate
  • Foliage colour: dark green
  • Flowers shape: clusters
  • Flowers colour: cream white
  • Forme des fruits : oblong
  • Couleur des fruits : black
  • Parfum : yes


  • Soil type: all
  • Exposure: all
  • Hardiness: - 15 °C (5 °F - USDA zone 7b)