Ligustrums are cold-hardy evergreen shrubs and trees that are commonly used in landscapes throughout Brevard County. There are approximately 50 different species of ligustrum, most of which are native to the far east. Of those 50, only a few are grown for use in landscapes.
Planting: Best growth can be expected when plants are set in a well-drained, improved soil in full sun or partial shade.
Fertilizing: Ligustrum should be fertilized at least two to three times during the growing season. Use Espoma Plant-tone in early spring, and then several times before summer and in early fall.
Plant Problems: Leaf Spot: Fungus which causes spots or blotches on older leaves; may cause some leaf drop. Usually not a serious problem.