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Landscape Shrubs L by Scientific Name

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Scientific Name Common Name Comments 
Leucothoe axillaris
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Dog-hobble
  
  • Size: low/medium (3' tall by 5' wide) broadleaf evergreen
  • Flowers: not overwhelming, April
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: broadleaf evergreen; winter foliage often changes to maroon
  • Culture: best in partial sun; moist soil best
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: mass; groundcover
Ligustrum amurense *
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Amur Privet *
  
  • Size: large (10' tall by 10' wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: white, terminal panicles
  • Fruit: black fruit (drupe) easily spread by birds
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: full sun; adaptable to most soils
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Uses: weedy; not recommended for cultivated landscapes
Ligustrum japonicum
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Japanese Privet
  
  • Size: large (10' tall by 10' wide) broadleaf evergreen
  • Flowers: showy, white/cream terminal panicles in late May, some may find odor offensive
  • Fruit: 1/4" blue-black berry (drupe)
  • Fall color: none/broadleaf evergreen
  • Culture: full sun; adaptable to most soils
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Uses: screen, corner of foundation, best adapted to zones 7 and 8
  • Very similar to L. lucidum (less cold hardy)
Ligustrum sinensis 'Variegata' *
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Variegated Chinese Privet *
  
  • Size: large (10' tall by 12' wide)
  • Flowers: white terminal panicles, not significant due to variegated foliage
  • Fruit: not significant, blue-black berry (drupe); helps plant spread rapidly
  • Fall color: none; white-green variegated leaf all growing season
  • Culture: full sun; very tough.  Adaptable to most soils
  • Disease/insect: none
  • Use: very common deciduous filler shrub; the non-variegated species and this cultivar can almost be considered weedy
Lonicera fragrantissima
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Winter Honeysuckle
  
  • Size: medium (8' tall by 8' wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: extremely fragrant flowers; February/March; flower display not overwhelming since leaves not present
  • Fruit: red, early summer, rarely see
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: full to partial sun; very adaptable to soil type
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: deciduous hedge, mixed shrub border
Lonicera maackii *
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Amur
Honeysuckle *
  
  • Size: large (12' tall by 12' wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: showy, white flowers in May
  • Fruit: red fruit spread easily by birds
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: full to partial sun; very adaptable to soil type
  • Disease/insect: none
  • Use: Invasive; should not be planted in landscapes
Loropetalum chinense
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Chinese Fringeflower
  
  • Size: large (15' tall by 18' wide) broadleaf evergreen
  • Flowers: strap-like flowers spectacular, April; L. chinense are white; most cultivars are striking pink
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none/broadleaf evergreen, Leaves small
  • Culture: full sun to partial shade; moist soil best (especially July/August); Reliably cold hardy in zones 7 and 8
  • Disease/insect: none
  • Use: mixed shrub border; foundation if sheared/pruned; massed
  • Cultivars: species has green leaves and white flowers Most popular cultivars for burgundy foliage/pink flowers (Plum Delight™, ‘Burgundy’); green leaves/pink flowers (‘Blush’)