Chinese Privet

Ligustrum lucidum

Chinese Wax Tree, Glossy Privet, Shining-Leaved Privet, White Wax Tree, Chinese Wax-Leaf Privet, Broadleaf Privet, Giant Privet, Large-Leaf Privet, Ligustrum, Tree Privet

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A close up of a green Ligustrum lucidum plant with white flowers
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Ligustrum lucidum is an evergreen tree species that produces oval foliage with a glossy texture. Leaves are around 15cm long. Flowers are cream-white and arranged densely on branched stems known as a panicle, these are also around 15cm long. Small cream-white flowers develop in panicle arrangments measuring up to 15cm long. These are produced from summer through to early autumn and may lead onto black berry fruits.
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Planning

Flowering time

Summer, Autumn

Fruiting time

Autumn

Propagation

Cuttings

In summer take semi-hardwood cuttings, in winter take hardwood cuttings.

Special features

Attractive leaves

Hedge plant

Make good hedges, reacts well to clipping to form formal hedges.

Special features

Origin

South and Eastern China.

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Oleaceae

Flower colour

Cream, White
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