Ligustrum lucidum W.T.Aiton

Glossy Privet, Chinese Privet

Family: Oleaceae

Genus: Ligustrum

Category: Tree - Evergreen

Zones: (7) 8 to 10

Size: 40 to 50' tall

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Opposite leaves, 3 to 6" long, entire, glossy, dark green, often curl at the tip, with an opaque rim around the margin. Form is more open and larger than Ligustrum japonicum.



Native to China.

Introduced in 1794. RHS Award of Garden Merit in 2002, Award of Merit in 1965.

Published in Hortus Kew. (W.T. Aiton), ed. 2. 1: 19 in 1810.


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