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Ligustrum vulgare 'Straight Talk™' (Swift)

More About Ligustrum vulgare Straight Talk™ ('Swift')

  • Vertical upright habit
  • Densely branched with dark green glossy foliage
  • Fragrant, white Flowers in late spring followed by black berries in the fall
  • Suitable for hedging and screens

Zone:

4

Height:

200-250 cm

Spread:

60-80 cm

Colour:

White
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Straight Talk™ Privet Growing and Maintenance Tips

Hardy subsitiute for Hollies in norther climates. Tolerates a wide range of soils making it a great choice for hedging in urban landscapes. Prefers full sun to partial shade in average to moist soils and tolerate drought once established. Prune and shape as desired. 


Ligustrum vulgare Straight Talk™ ('Swift') Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Columnar
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)
Hedge

 Suitable Substitutions for Ligustrum vulgare 'Straight Talk™' (Swift)

Lonicera pileata

Lonicera pileata

Privet Honeysuckle