Ligustrum ibota MUSLI® 'Muster'
Luminous shrub, MUSLI® is noticeable from a distance.
MUSLI® was discovered and selected as a seedling of Ligustrum ibota in Switzerland.
Leaves are opposite, evergreen to semi-evergreen and remarkable for their lasting variegation, highly resistant to the sun. The young shoots are light yellow, turning white with time. The foliage is more or less variegated, light grey-green with creamy white edges, sometimes so wide that they cover the entire width of the leaf.
When young, the shrub is of bushy and spreading growth with arching branches. Then MUSLI® forms an even bush with a dense centre. It is of moderate growth.
In early summer, the shrub will produce clusters of fragrant white tubular, nectar bearing flowers, turning into blue-black berries, which attract the birds.
This shrub tolerates cutting back and is suitable in topiary, in a monospecific or a mixed hedge.
Together with other shrubs or in a pot is is very remarkable by its particularoy bright foliage.
Bronze medal at PLANTARIUM 2011 (Boskoop - NETHERLANDS)
all year long
- 1,50 /2,00 m
- 2,00 /2,50 m
- hardy (-25°C)
- Foliage colour
- scented flowers
- Flowering period
- Flowering colour
- baies noir bleuté en automne
Can be used as part of a hedge but also in association with perennials and other shrubs in garden flowerbeds. Perfect in pots to decorate balconies and patios.
Cold hardiness tested in Switzerland up to 800 m.
Type of soil :
Adapts to all soil types as long as they are well drained, reasonably moist and fertile.
Pruning allows the addition of various forms to the landscape, can be used for topiary effects.