LIGUSTRUM

Commonly known as Privet

In the olive family.

Genus of about 45 species of deciduous, semi-evergreen, or evergreen shrubs and trees found in woodland and thickets in Europe, North Africa, the Himalayas, southwestern and eastern Asia and Australia.

The native, L. vulgare, is a valuable wildlife plant being the food source of the privet hawk moth caterpillar and a source of berries - poisonous to humans - for birds.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Semi evergreen, and evergreen shrubs and trees
  • Evergreen
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
  • Hedge
    Ideal for hedging
  • Tall Shrub
  • Tree
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Mostly used for hedging. The native 'vulgare' is an important wildlife plant.
    Place of origin
    Europe, northern Africa, Himalayas, southwestern and eastern Asia, Australia.
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
Cold weather damage to evergreen plants
Ligustrum - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of LIGUSTRUM

LIGUSTRUM confusum

LIGUSTRUM confusum

Privet

large shrub in cultivation or a small tree in its native habitat. Panicles of white fragrant flowers followed by dark blue-purple fruits

 
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LIGUSTRUM japonicum 'Rotundifolium

LIGUSTRUM japonicum 'Rotundifolium

Japanese privet

very compact habit, with leathery green leaves, a good architectural plant

 
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LIGUSTRUM japonicum 'Texanum'

LIGUSTRUM japonicum 'Texanum'

Japanese privet, Wax-leaf privet

thick, shiny, dark green leaves. Scented white flowers in summer followed by black berries

 
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LIGUSTRUM lucidum

LIGUSTRUM lucidum

Chinese privet

large glossy green pointed leaves and large handsome panicles of white flowers in early autumn. It scarcely looks like a privet at all

 
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LIGUSTRUM ovalifolium

LIGUSTRUM ovalifolium

Oval-leaf privet

common green privet

 
pot grown
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LIGUSTRUM ovalifolium 'Argenteum'

LIGUSTRUM ovalifolium 'Argenteum'

Silver privet

cream edged leaves

 
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LIGUSTRUM ovalifolium 'Aureum'

LIGUSTRUM ovalifolium 'Aureum'

Golden privet

golden variegated privet

 
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Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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