LigustrumI loved it when I saw her in the garden of my neighbor just look so lush and healthy deep green, yes, I’m talking about the evergreen privet. Their waxy leaves are just so cool that made me look and try to get to my garden too. Ligustrum is a shrub or tree that grows in the state of Florida, however, are not specific plant species that loves Europe and Asia.
As mentioned above, there are many varieties and among the most common Japanese privet or wax (Ligustrum japonicum), privet (L. lucidum), and Chinese privet (L. sinense) is. The compact Japanese privet shrub or small tree that grows up to 18 feet (5.5 m) high, but if you do not want big, can be pruned to maintain as high as you want.
Regardless of its delicacy, privet (L. lucidum) is a kind of rapid and invasive growth and you really need to keep it under control because it spreads by seeds in your garden grabbing nearby land. Privet reaches up to 40 feet (12 m) high and its leaves are up to 6 inches long.
Another species commonly found is the Variegated Chinese privet (L. sinense ‘Variegata’), which is as its name indicates, a kind of privet variegated leaves with white or yellow, but sometimes this variety develops branches with leaves completely green. However, the variety of green leaves totally called Chinese privet (L. sinense). His vigorous and rich foliage cover almost white flowers in spring.
The most common use in gardening, ligustrums are preferred due to their relatively low cost as well as maintenance and adaptability combined with rapid growth. It is most often seen as hedges, trees in the courtyard, edges or borders of ornamental shrubs. His appearance rich foliage makes them suitable for both formal and informal hedges. Also privet trees can be kept in large containers suitable for its size, obtaining a dramatic effect!
To care for your privet shrub or tree is not a difficult task if you have chosen a healthy and strong to start plant. In addition to pruning for desired growth, privet not need a lot of fertilizer, twice a year would be sufficient. This should take place in the spring and fall.
If you want to propagate your plant can be done in three different Arbustos y matorrales by cuttings, grafting and seeds. You will have more success if softwood lumber and wood chips used spring. You can actively seek new growth of the mother plant as those that tend to root better. The rooting process takes about eight weeks and some species take root better than others, eg Occasionally privet harder roots.
You can also use seed propagation for Japanese and glossy privet and for that you need to take the fruit (in September-October) without allowing it to reach a tack and can plant the seeds (remove the pulp). They should germinate in 30-60 days.
Although they are very hardy plants, ligustrums have any enemies reputable aphids (aphids suck plant juices causing curling leaves, especially on new growth), mites, scales and whiteflies. A good insecticide avoid these problems if applied before the leaves curl means that from the very beginning when you see those little black to green lice or life. As with lice, scales and whiteflies can also be removed by spraying with insecticide.
Not only errors, but also fungi can attack this plant and you can see light dark brown spots on the leaves causing premature leaf drop. To control fungicide application, remove and destroy the infected leaves is a necessity.
The roots of privet also be affected by the organisms that cause rot and disease from infected plants but can not be saved if its roots are no longer functional.
In short, this plant offers a beautiful location, is inexpensive and can suit all tastes, due to the variety that can be found inch If you already have it, enjoy it, if not, maybe you love her as I did!