Ligustrum sinense

Ligustrum sinense

Chinese privet

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Ligustrum sinense
  • Common name: Chinese privet
  • Plant type: Shrub

Height: 4m

Spread: 4m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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