Glossy Privet

Ligustrum lucidum

Ligustrum lucidum (Glossy Privet) - full view

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Ligustrum lucidum (Glossy Privet) - full view

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Ligustrum lucidum (Glossy Privet) - flowers & leaves

Foliage view

  • Size:

    Height: 20-40'; Spread: 20-40'

  • Growth:

    Fast

  • Character:

    Evergreen; round canopy.

  • Foliage:

    4–6” glossy, dark green, leathery leaves with pointed ends.

  • Flower:

    Large panicles of white flowers in summer.

  • Fruit:

    Clusters of small dark drupe-berries.

  • Bark:

    Smooth, grayish brown bark with fissures or scales.

  • Watering:

    In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).

  • Tree Care:

    Moderate. Early pruning to train a good shape. Regular pruning needed less frequently with age.

  • Tolerance:

    Drought (once established), any soil, shade.

  • Special Considerations:

    Flowers attract bees and flies. Fruit attracts birds. Leaves and fruit poisonous to humans.

  • Notable Traits:

    Native to China and Korea. Dense canopy provides an effective screen.