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Ligustrum ovalifolium

Oval leaf privet

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height2m to 4.5m
  • Spread2.5m to 5m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourWhite-green
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Ligustrum ovalifolium (Oval leaf privet). It will form a thick mass of upright branches and can be used for hedging. The leaves will need full sun to become variegated with yellow.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Banks, hedging, specimen. Summer interest. Tolerates coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Poor quality
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

Watch out they are poisonous and allergenic.

Propagation

You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to aphids, thrips, fungus, wilt and miners.

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