Ligustrum - Ligustrum
Ligustrum, or Privet are found in many species and cultivars with a
diversity of leaf colors, leaf forms and growth habits. All are tolerant
of heavy pruning. The white flowers are attractive during late spring and
Lighting: Part shade to
Temperature: Needs protection form frost .
Watering: A very thirsty tree, give plenty of
water to keep from drying out and remaining dry.
Pruning and wiring: Branching can be encouraged by pinching the stems.
grafting and seeds.
Repotting: The tree
needs annual repotting. Not particular about the type of soil, however it
should be well drained.
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, scale, white fly and spider mites. Diseases include leaf spot and
Some species suitable for bonsai:
L. japonicum, Japanese or wax privet.
L. lucidum, Glossy
privet. Rapid growing
L. sinense, Chinese privet
'Variegata' has small white to yellowish variegated leves 1 1/2 to 3
L. japonicum var. roundifolium, also called L. recurvifolium is
slow growing, upright with round leaves.
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