Like other varieties of Privet hedging plants, ibota Musli is a tough plant that will adapt to most situations, even on more exposed sites. Grow them in any soil type as long as good drainage is provided. These colurful shrubs will do well in full sun or partial/moderate shade.

Ligustrum ibota Musli shrubs can be maintained as beautiful small hedges making this a potential replacement for Box hedging where blight is a problem – this would be a very similar plant to Variegated Box in appearance, albeit larger growing. We think these shrubs could certainly be kept at 50cm, maybe even a little lower or you could let them develop into a larger hedge or screen up to 2 metres. Trim them as required during the season, trimming once each season will keep them in good order, twice a year will keep them very neat and tidy, more of a show garden look. (the same applies to topiary specimens too)

Ligustrum Musli would be a good choice to fill more difficult areas in larger groups, the shrubs would need little more than an annual trim to keep them looking tidy.

We recommend adding Rootgrow to the planting holes to give these shrubs the best possible start and encourage faster growth, once well established Ligustrum ibota Musli is a drought resistant and low maintenance shrub.


How to grow Ligustrum ibota Musli

Position: Sun or partial shade
Foliage: Evergreen shrub, leaves stay on the shrub all year. Occasionally some leaves may drop in very cold weather and be replaced with new growth the following Spring.
Soil and site: Any well drained soil.
Flowering time:  Early summer
Growth rate: moderate/fast
Ultimate height and spread 200cm high x 250cm wide.
Hardiness: Fully hardy.
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and for the first season. Trim as required to maintain the desired shape.