Ligustrum sinense


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Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour






Skill level


Ligustrum sinense

Plant details

Ligustrum sinense is the most free-flowering deciduous privet, forming a large, spreading, arching shrub packed with panicles of white flowers in midsummer, followed by small, round, black fruit. Tough and indestructible, it makes an effective boundary hedge and can easily be pruned.

Grow Ligustrum sinense in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or light shade.

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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We can not grow this as it is a hazard to any one with asthma. It's bad news.

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