Ligustrum is just pretty and is such an easy, low maintenance shrub, that I may even learn to accept the scent.

Native to Japan, Ligustrum has glossy ever-green leaves .  The shrub can be trained/pruned  to desirable shapes.  I allow the sun and shadow and rain to “train” those in my garden. I do prune branches that begin to protrude into pathways. As a result they resemble small trees.  The tallest, so far, is about fifteen feet high.  Others are rounder and lower, depending on where the sun is in relation to where they are.  Mine tolerate drought and rain. All are in acidic well drained soil.

Ligustrum   ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014

Ligustrum ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014

This photo is from Dear Son III’s  garden in Yulee, Florida.  All of the Ligustrum in my yard (about a dozen) are rooted from parent plants in his yard.  The flower’s white beauty makes the scent better than it really is.

Bearspawprint 2014

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