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Ligustrum ovalifolium ‘Aureum’

Oval leaf privet

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJuly & September
  • Height2m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGreen striped yellow, central green spot

Description

Ligustrum ovalifolium ‘Aureum’ (Oval leaf privet). A vigorous, dense, upright shrub with oval, glossy, medium green leaves edged yellow. In mid summer, there are small, scented, tubular white flowers, followed by round, black fruit.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Privet

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Hedging. Summer interest. Black-blue berries.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Poor quality
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

Hedges need to be cut back to 30cm after planting, and prune for first two years; then trim during the growing season.

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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