First Editions® Straight Talk™ Privet

Ligustrum vulgare 'Swift'

A natural substitute for ‘Sky Pencil’ holly in colder climates, Straight Talk™ is only 2’ wide and tightly upright. It can be used as vertical accent or grouped for hedging. In addition to being cold hardy and drought tolerant, it’s easy to grow in a wide range of soils and tolerates urban conditions. Minimal seed production after five years in Minnesota trials. Deciduous. Found by Mike Jeronimus of Green Acres Nursery in Golden, CO.

Plant Specs

  • Zone:4-8
  • Bloom cycle:
  • Height:12'
  • Exposure:Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Width:2'
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  • Flower color:White
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