Ligustrum obtusifolium 'Regel'
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Height: 5 feet
Spread: 7 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Other Names: Regelianum Privet
One of the most popular shrubs for use in pruned or formal hedges, takes pruning exceptionally well, more compact than the species with an interesting horizontal branching habit; easy to grow, handles polluted city conditions well
Regel Privet has panicles of lightly-scented white flowers hanging below the branches from late spring to early summer. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy pointy leaves turn an outstanding deep purple in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Regel Privet is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Regel Privet is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
Planting & Growing
Regel Privet will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.