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Care of the plant Ligustrum lucidum or Chinese privet.

Care of the plant Ligustrum lucidum or Chinese privet

The genus Ligustrum, family Oleaceae, includes about 50 species of trees and shrubs native to Asia, Europe and North Africa. Some species are: Ligustrum lucidum, Ligustrum vulgare, Ligustrum japonicum, Ligustrum sinense, Ligustrum ovalifolium, Ligustrum obtusifolium.

Common names: Chinese privet, Glossy privet, Wax-leaf privet, Tree privet or Broad-leaf privet. This species is native to China.

They are conical evergreen shrubs that reach 10 meters in height. The attractive oval leaves are glossy dark green. They produce panicles filled with small scented white flowers. They bloom in summer and early fall. The fruits are purple berries.

These fast-growing plants are used to form hedges, in bushy groups, as single specimens, and in large pots for balconies, patios, and terraces.

Ligustrum lucidum grows in full sun and semi-shade exposures. They resist frosts down to -10 ºC.

They grow in any type of well-drained soil but prefer it to contain organic matter. The planting is done in autumn or winter.

Water regularly in spring and summer so that the substrate does not dry out completely; reduce watering in fall and winter.

Fertilize with manure or compost in autumn.

They are resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases that can be attacked by mites and aphids if they suffer drought.

They are propagated from seed sown in spring (it is a slow process) and by woody cuttings in fall.

Images of the plant Ligustrum lucidum or Chinese privet

Ligustrum lucidum
Ligustrum lucidum
Ligustrum lucidum
Ligustrum lucidum
Ligustrum lucidum
Ligustrum lucidum
Ligustrum lucidum
Ligustrum lucidum
 

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