First Editions® Straight Talk™ Privet

Ligustrum vulgare 'Swift'

Perfect as a vertical accent in tight spaces, Straight Talk™ is only 2' wide and tightly upright. This is the perfect substitute for 'Sky Pencil' holly in colder climates. In addition to being cold hardy and drought tolerant, it's easy to grow in a wide range of soils and tolerates urban conditions. Flowers are white, followed by black fruit. Minimal seed production after four years in Minnesota trials. 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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