Ligustrum Shrubs
Q.

Ligustrum japonicum

Zone 37191 | deldridge added on May 5, 2018 | Answered

I had my L.japonicum severely pruned last year after a nine year growth. They maintained some leaves through the winter; began to bud; and, then a frost came and killed the new growth. Now, they will not bud and have billi green growth. Near the trunk it is still moist and difficult to break some small branches. Matter of fact, they bend rather than break. I decided to try and shock the bushes by lightly scarring the trunks. Will this wake them up, help them grow new growth? What affect did the frost have on the bushes? Thanks.

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
BushDoctor
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 5, 2018

This is a very hardy shrub, and with time will recover just fine. In fact, you will find it hard to kill off, should you ever need to. Just give it time and it will recover just fine.

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Ligustrum Shrubs
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More