Ligustrum lucidum - Plant
Common name: Chinese privet
Color: Creamy white
Bloom time: August to September
Height: 12.00 to 20.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Tolerant of a wide range of soils, except wet ones. Tolerant of urban conditions. Prune to shape (shrub form or tree form). Responds well to pruning. Propagate by seed or softwood cuttings. Promptly remove root suckers as they appear. Where winter hardy, this plant often grows as an invasive weed.
Sunlight: full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Dry to medium
Fertilizer: apply any organic fertilizer
- commonly called Chinese privet, glossy privet or waxleaf privet, is an evergreen shrub or small tree that is native to southern China and Korea.
- It is often grown as a shrub to 12-15 tall, but if trained as a tree will grow much larger to 20-30 tall.
Not recommended for planting at this time because of invasive tendencies. Has been effectively used in the past as a specimen, for hedges and screens, and in shrub borders.
- Glossy privet is a plant.
- The ripe fruit is used to make medicine.
- Be careful not to confuse glossy privet (Ligustrum lucidum) with other species of privet such as Japanese privet, border privet, Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense), common privet, golden privet, and others.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
for medicinal use
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