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Ligustrum vulgare 'Cheyenne'

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Family: Oleaceae (oh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ligustrum (lig-GUS-trum) (Info)
Species: vulgare (vul-GAIR-ee) (Info)
Cultivar: Cheyenne

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
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)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Seed is poisonous if ingested
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
4.5 or below (very acidic)
4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)
8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)
over 9.1 (very alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive BoPo On Jun 28, 2011, BoPo from Milwaukee, WI (Zone 5b) wrote:

A nice privacy hedge. Planted as small 1 foot plants, staggered them approx 18 inches apart for a privacy hedge.

For every 12 inches they grow, cut them back six. By year three, our hedge reached our 4 1/2 foot height fenceline, and retained it's hedge shape, with nice full growth. By year four, we have privacy over five feet in height.

Requires periodic pruning with a hedge trimmer, but responds well. Fast growing, what a nice surprise.

This is the first year we've seen flowers, which have a distinct odor that some people dislike. Doesn't bother us, but it is a strong flower smell.

Our hedge is wedged between our fenceline and our patio, in an area that measures 3 1/2 to 4 feet in width. Great for small yards needing privacy around a patio.

Cheyenne are the less invasive cultivars for zone 5b.

Neutral smiln32 On Jan 2, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This shrub can be used as a specimen plant or as a hedge. It is not as dense as some other varieties, though. It tolerates all but very wet soil conditions. It grows in a wide range of soil pH values, too. Works well in urban settings. It should be pruned after it flowers in the spring.

Regional...

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

Aquia Harbour, Virginia
Lummi Island, Washington
Milwaukee, Wisconsin



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