|Sunlight||Full Sun, Part Sun|
|Mature Height||5-6 Feet|
|Mature Width||3-4 Feet|
The Curly Leaf Ligustrum offers an exciting evergreen option for your landscape. Like a snowflake, no two Curly Leaf Ligustrums look just alike. This shrub isn’t for the cookie cutter home owner. It is for the artist, the rock star, the sky diving accountant – the creative risk taker who wants to express themselves in their home and garden.
This compact shrub has dark green, thick, shiny, curved leaves that are almost reminiscent of a jade plant. White bud clusters pop open up in summer revealing delicate white blooms. The Dwarf Curly Leaf Privet tends toward a narrow, upright shape rather than a bush. And with a 3 foot width and 5 feet height at maturity the Curly Leaf Ligustrum fits in anywhere.
Hardy and easy to grow the Curly Leaf Privet is deer, pollution, and salt tolerant. It is also pest and disease resistant. Once your Ligustrum is established it is heat and drought tolerant. This evergreen prefers warmer climates, but cooler climates can experience the distinction of this fun shrub as a patio plant. Plant in a container and simply move it inside in winter.
Before planting be sure to choose the best location for your Curly Leaf Ligustrum.
Plant in full to partial sun. Ligustrum are extremely adaptable to just about any soil. However, avoid areas with standing water or constantly saturated soil. This condition promotes disease. Also known as Privets, Ligustrum grow in warmer planting zones, 7 to 10. These shrubs are pest and disease resistant and once established are maintenance free! Remember to always keep your plants fertilized with a high quality, slow release fertilizer. We have our own custom blend made to give your new plants the best start! Fertilize Wavy Leaf Ligustrum when planting, in early spring and, again, in late summer or early fall. Water your ligustrum deeply upon planting and once or twice weekly while establishing their root systems. Once established, Ligustrum are quite drought tolerant. You will only need to water in dry periods. Ligustrum can withstand heavy pruning, but don’t require it. Prune any time of the year.
Curly Leaf Ligustrums are pest and disease resistant and once established are virtually maintenance free! Ligustrums are drought, heat, pollution, and deer tolerant.
Try this low maintenance shrub in a unique hedge. Add some Curly Leafs in to accent your Wavy Leaf Ligustrums! The 2 plants look fabulous staggered together in a richly textured and dense hedge. A group planting of 3 Curly Leaf Ligustrums provides a great look. Keep it extra funky by pruning to different heights. This tree-like bush may be small but it has the flair of a specimen plant! This shrub is the perfect addition to your rock, Zen, or Asian inspired garden.