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Ligustrum sinense - Lour.

Common Name Chinese Privet
Family Oleaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards Although no reports of toxicity have been seen for this species, at least one member of this genus is recorded as being mildly toxic and it is quite possible that other members of the genus also contain toxins[65].
Habitats Thin woods and thickets in lowland and hills all over Japan[58]. Mixed forests, valleys, along streams, thickets, woods, ravines at elevations of 200 - 2600 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan.
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Ligustrum sinense Chinese Privet


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Summary

Bloom Color: White. Main Bloom Time: Early spring, Late spring, Mid spring. Form: Rounded, Vase.


Physical Characteristics

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Ligustrum sinense is an evergreen Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft 10in) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 3. It is in leaf all year, in flower in July, and the seeds ripen in October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Hedge;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Febrifuge

The bark is used as an antipyretic[266].

References

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Other Uses

Hedge  Hedge

Much cultivated as a hedge and screen plant in N. America[227].

Special Uses

Hedge  Hedge

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Cultivation details

Landscape Uses:Border, Hedge, Standard, Specimen. A very tolerant and easily grown plant, it succeeds in any soil that is not impoverished or water-logged[11, 182]. Grows well in heavy clay soils. This species has become a problematic invader of native habitats in N. America, becoming the dominant understorey shrub in some areas[274]. This species is notably susceptible to honey fungus[200]. Special Features: Attractive foliage, Not North American native, Invasive, Naturalizing, Attracts butterflies, Attractive flowers or blooms.

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Propagation

The seed does not require any pre-treatment and can be sown in the spring in a cold frame[113]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 10cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Very easy[78]. Cuttings of mature wood, 20 - 30cm in a sheltered outdoor bed in November/December. High percentage[78].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Ligustrum delavayanum Shrub3.0 6-9  LMHFSNM00 
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Ligustrum japonicumJapanese Privet, Japanese Ligustrum, Waxleaf Ligustrum, Texas Privet, Waxleaf PrivetShrub5.0 7-10 MLMHSNM11 
Ligustrum lucidumChinese Privet, Glossy privet, White Wax Tree, Tree LigustrumShrub10.0 8-11 MLMHFSNM130
Ligustrum obtusifoliumBorder privetShrub3.0 4-7 MLMHSNM200
Ligustrum ovalifoliumPrivet, California privetShrub4.0 4-8 MLMHFSNDM000
Ligustrum vulgarePrivet, European privet , Common PrivetShrub3.0 4-7 MLMHSNDM010

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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