Ligustrum vulgare 'Lodense'
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4b
Other Names: European Privet
A compact shrub for use in low hedges, takes pruning exceptionally well; densely branched, interesting flowers (if not pruned) followed by black berries in fall; easy to grow, handles polluted city conditions well
Lodense Common Privet has panicles of lightly-scented white flowers hanging below the branches from late spring to early summer. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy narrow leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Lodense Common Privet is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Lodense Common Privet is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Lodense Common Privet will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.