Ligustrum: Jack Frost Latin Name: privet japonicum 'jack frost'
The Basics This upright deciduous, occasionally semi-evergreen, shrub blooms creamy-white, fragrant flowers. Its dark green, glossy foliage accompanied by white new growth creates a two-tone effect. This fast grower will reach 8-10 feet high(6-8 feet wide). Its dense and bushy characteristics make it ideal for a privacy screen, wind screen, and hedging, while adding great color to your garden.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat; Moderately drought tolerant Soil Conditions: Adaptable to most soils; Prefers well-drained soil Cold Hardiness Zone: 8-11
The Care This low-maintenance evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Responds well to pruning. Shearing is recommended 2-3 per year to maintain desired shape. Mulching is recommended to detour weeds, retain moisture, and keep temperatures low.