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Ligustrum sinense


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Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour






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Ligustrum sinense

Plant details

The most free-flowering deciduous privet, it makes a very large, spreading, arching shrub packed with midsummer panicles of white flowers. They're followed by small, round, black fruit. Tough and indestructible, it makes a very effective boundary hedge and can easily be pruned for shape, and to keep it in check. It's quite happy in full sun or light shade, but does need good drainage.

Family: Oleaceae

Genus: Ligustrum

Species: sinense

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Light green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 400cm

Spread: 400cm

Time to take cuttings: July to August

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