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Ligustrum japonicum (Japanese privet)

Synonyms: Ligustrum japonica

Wikipedia Abstract

Ligustrum japonicum (Japanese Privet or Wax-leaf Privet; Japanese: ネズミモチ) is a species of Ligustrum (privet) native to central and southern Japan and Korea. It is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing to 2–5 m (rarely 6 m) tall, with smooth, pale grey-brown bark on the stems. The leaves are 5–10 cm long and 2–5 cm broad, glossy dark green above, paler glaucous to yellowish green below, thick and leathery textured, and with an entire margin.
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Attributes

Height [3]  16.4 feet (5 m)
Width [3]  20 feet (6 m)
Air Quality Improvement [1]  Low
Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-High
Carbon Capture [1]  Low
Screening - Summer [2]  Dense
Screening - Winter [2]  Dense
Shade Percentage [1]  82 %
Temperature Reduction [1]  Low
Wind Reduction [1]  Low
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 8 Low Temperature: 10 F° (-12.2 C°) → 20 F° (-6.7 C°)
Hardiness Zone Maximum [1]  USDA Zone: 10 Low Temperature: 30 F° (-1.1 C°) → 40 F° (4.4 C°)
Light Preference [2]  Mostly Shady
Soil Acidity [2]  Neutral
Soil Fertility [2]  Infertile
Water Use [1]  Moderate
Flower Color [2]  White
Foliage Color [2]  Dark Green
Fruit Color [2]  Black
Flower Conspicuous [2]  Yes
Fruit Conspicuous [2]  Yes
Bloom Period [2]  Summer
Drought Tolerance [2]  Medium
Edible [3]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Fire Tolerance [2]  Medium
Flower Type [3]  Hermaphrodite
Frost Free Days [2]  3 months 10 days
Fruit/Seed Abundance [2]  High
Fruit/Seed Begin [2]  Summer
Fruit/Seed End [2]  Fall
Growth Form [2]  Multiple Stem
Growth Period [2]  Spring, Summer
Growth Rate [2]  Rapid
Hazards [3]  Although no reports of toxicity have been seen for this species, at least one member of this genus is recorded as being mildly toxic and it is quite possible that other members of the genus also contain toxins;
Leaf Type [3]  Evergreen
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Pollinators [3]  Insects, Lepidoptera
Propagation [2]  Bare Root, Container, Cutting, Seed
Root Depth [2]  18 inches (46 cm)
Seed Spread Rate [2]  Rapid
Seed Vigor [2]  High
Seeds Per [2]  4000 / lb (8818 / kg)
Shape/Orientation [2]  Erect
Structure [3]  Shrub
Usage [3]  A commercial insect wax is produced on the branches as a result of eggs being laid by insects; Another report says that the wax is produced by the plant due to the stimulation of the feeding insects; Yet another report says that the wax is produced by the insects; It is used for candles and as a polish for earthenware pots, book edges etc; The plant can be used as a hedge; It is very amenable to trimming.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Canaveral National Seashore II 9090 Florida, United States
Central Gulf Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 40530 United States  
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Little River National Wildlife Refuge   Oklahoma, United States
Moores Creek National Battlefield III 100 North Carolina, United States

Predators

Antherina suraka (Suraka Silk Moth)[4]
Aspidiotus destructor (coconut scale)[5]
Ceroplastes bergi[5]
Ceroplastes rubens (pink wax scale)[5]
Chrysomphalus bifasciculatus (bifasciculate scale)[5]
Dolbina inexacta[4]
Homona magnanima[4]
Ischnaspis longirostris (black line scale)[5]
Lecanodiaspis prosopidis[5]
Lepidosaphes kuwacola[5]
Lepidosaphes ulmi (apple oystershell scale)[5]
Megalopyge lanata[4]
Naxa seriaria[4]
Neoselenaspidus silvaticus[5]
Parlatoreopsis pyri[5]
Phenacoccus madeirensis (Mexican mealybug)[5]
Pseudaulacaspis pentagona (mulberry scale)[5]
Rothschildia orizaba[4]

Distribution

Caribbean; North America;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1i-Tree Species v. 4.0, developed by the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station and SUNY-ESF using the Horticopia, Inc. plant database. 2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture 3Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License 4HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández 5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access