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Chinese Privet

Ligustrum lucidum

Also known as

Glossy privet, Shining privet, Wax leaf privet, White wax tree, Privet

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Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








20 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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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.

Common problems with Chinese Privet

How to propagate Chinese Privet


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

Special features of Chinese Privet

Attractive leaves

Hedge plant

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

Other uses of Chinese Privet

Banks, hedging, specimen, ornamental

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