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PlantFiles: Dwarf Japanese Ligustrum
Ligustrum japonicum 'Lake Tresca'

Family: Oleaceae (oh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ligustrum (lig-GUS-trum) (Info)
Species: japonicum (juh-PON-ih-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Lake Tresca


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive plantfreak78 On Sep 4, 2012, plantfreak78 from Rolesville, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

When I first planted this new-ish cultivar in spring 2009 I highly doubted it would truly be dwarf. But now I am nearly convinced that they will be and I am completely in love with them. Mine have never been trimmed and have only reached 4' tall and 4' wide. I'm expecting them to stay under 5' tall and 6' wide since they have begun to develop a horizontal, slightly weeping growth habit.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Raleigh, North Carolina
Rolesville, North Carolina

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