Also known as
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, Shining privet, Wax leaf privet, White wax tree, Privet
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20 years to reach maturity
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Chinese Privet Overview
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.
How to propagate Chinese Privet
In summer take semi-hardwood cuttings, in winter take hardwood cuttings.
Special features of Chinese Privet
Make good hedges, reacts well to clipping to form formal hedges.
Other uses of Chinese Privet
Banks, hedging, specimen, ornamental
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