Privet Japanese Rotundifolium Hedging
Ligustrum japonicum Rotundifolium (Japanese Privet) (Dwarf Curly leaf Privet)
This is a very distictive variety of Privet having waxy deep green evergreen leaves, rounded in shape and wavy at the margins. Growth is slow and stiffly upright in habit making this a very effective and modestly sized architectural plant. Ligustrum japonicum Rotundifolium also makes a fine small and slow growing evergreen hedge. The foliage is very densly packed bearing white flowerheads on untrimmed specimens during the Summer that are nectar rich and popular with all kinds of pollinating insects. The flowers are followed by black berries in Autumn.
Ligustrum japonicum rotundifolium is a great plant to use as a ‘punctuation point’ within the garden , they are very architectural in form and the glossy deep green foliage is a great foil for the colours of other shrubs and perennials.
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We deliver these plants to you in the pots they are grown in, because there is no root disturbance they can delivered and planted all year round with excellent results.
Like other varieties of Privet hedging plants, Ligustrum japonicum Rotundifolium 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.
Japanese Privet 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 similar plant to Euonymus Green Spire 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 120cm eventually. Trim them as required during the season, once a year is usually plenty as they are naturally slow growing.
We recommend adding Rootgrow to the planting holes to give these shrubs the best possible start and encourage faster growth, once well established Ligustrum japonicum Rotundifolium is a drought resistant and low maintenance shrub.
How to grow Ligustrum japonicum Rotundifolium
Position: Sun or partial shade
Foliage: Evergreen shrub, leaves stay on the shrub all year.
Soil and site: Any well drained soil.
Flowering time: Early summer
Growth rate: Slow
Ultimate height and spread 200cm high x 90cm wide.
Hardiness: Fully hardy.
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and for the first season. Trim as required to maintain the desired shape.