LIGUSTRUM: JACK FROST
LATIN NAME: PRIVET JAPONICUM 'JACK FROST'
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.
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
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.