- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 - 6 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 7 - 9
A non-invasive Japanese Privet? You got it! Kindly Ligustrum (Ligustrum japonicum) has all the benefits of its problematic forebears with one super beneficial twist – it is seedless. Growing 4-6 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide, Kindly Ligustrum is a stately landscaping evergreen with waxy, dark green leaves on sturdy, upright branches. This privet can be allowed to grow its natural shape while also tolerating heavy pruning and shaping. Kindly Ligustrum even produces clusters of bright white flowers in the spring and summer.
Kindly Ligustrum is deer resistant and drought tolerant. This evergreen shrub can be grown alone or planted as a neat hedge. Privet is often used as a foundation or landscape plant, and Kindly Ligustrum is excellent for this application. Kindly Ligustrum is deer resistant, making it an ideal plant for those yards close to wooded areas. The flowers of Kindly Ligustrum have been described as being pungent and attract many pollinators.
Kindly Ligustrum Care
Kindly Ligustrum is not particular about soil type, though well-draining soil is ideal. This evergreen can be planted in full to part sun, but produces the best leaf color when it receives 6+ hours of sun. To plant, dig a hole that is twice the width and as deep as the root ball. Amend soil as needed. Water Kindly Ligustrum deeply during the hottest part of the year. Fertilize Kindly Ligustrum in the early spring with a slow-release shrub or evergreen fertilizer.
Kindly Ligustrum develops an attractive natural shape without any shaping. However, if shaping is desired, Kindly Ligustrum responds well. Kindly Ligustrum can be pruned lightly throughout the year, though heavy pruning and rejuvenating should be reserved for late winter or early spring.
Kindly Ligustrum Spacing
To create a hedge, plant Kindly Ligustrum about 4-5 feet apart. Allow for more room when keeping Kindly Ligustrum as an individual plant, about 7-8 feet.
Kindly Ligustrum Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 - 9|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 4 - 6 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Bloom Period: Spring to summer|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Uses: Borders, Hedges & Privacy|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
|Common Name: Kindly Ligustrum|
|Other Name(s): KINDLY™ Japanese Privet|
|Scientific Name: Ligustrum japonicum 'NCLJ1' PPAF; CBRAF|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.