Ligustrum lucidum variegatum - Plant
Common name: Japanese privet
Color: Creamy white
Bloom time: May to June
Height: 6.00 to 12.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Fertilize ligustrum plants in early spring and again in late summer or fall. You can also fertilize in summer if the plants are growing rapidly or appear to need another feeding. Use 0.7 pounds of 15-5-10 or 15-5-15 fertilizer for each 100 square feet.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Dry to medium
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Privets begin forming the buds for next yearâ€™s flowers soon after the current seasonâ€™s blossoms fade.
- To avoid shearing off the young buds, prune the plants right after they flower.
- Prune to control the height and prevent the plant from overreaching its bounds.
- Privets tolerate severe pruning.
Formal or informal hedge, screen and shrub border. Popular for topiaries. Train as small tree. Container plant. May grow too fast for foundation plantings.
- 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, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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