LIGUSTRUM confusum

Commonly known as Privet

Large shrub in cultivation or a small tree in its native habitat. Panicles of white fragrant flowers followed by dark blue-purple fruits
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
    In mild climates. Pale, glossy green leaves to 9cm (3½in) long
  • White
    With pink anthers
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

LIGUSTRUM confusum

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Given the shelter of a south-facing wall produces the best show of flowers and fruit of any privet
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, scale insects, leaf miners, thrips, leaf spot, honey fungus
    Place of origin
    Himalaya. Eastern Nepal to Bhutan
  • Flower Shape
    Cup-shaped
    Panicles
    Terminal panicles to 10cm (4in) long and 7.5cm (3in) wide
  • Hardiness
    Half hardy (down to 0)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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