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Ligustrum Lucidum

Botanical Name:

Ligustrum lucidum

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How to Grow
Water
Low - Medium
Water sparingly, allowing the mix to nearly dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Clay, Sand, Loam, Well-drained, 6-7.5pH
Heat Tolerant
86ºF / 30ºC
Cold Tolerant
5-14ºF / -15 to -10ºC
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Shrub, Tree, Perennial

Lifespan

Perennial, Woody Zone 7-10

Plant Height

12-40 ft / 3.7-12 m

Flower

Small, creamy-white, 4-parted, tubular, in terminal clusters, and have an unpleasant odor.

Fruit

Fruits are tiny, semi-fleshy, berry-like drupes that are blue-black in color.

Benefits
Ornamental

Glossy, elliptical, green foliage. Clusters of milky-white flowers. Delicate, purple berries that are visible through winter.

Attracts

Butterflies

Songbirds

Warning

The berries, leaves, and other parts are toxic.

Taxonomy

Order

Scrophulariales

Family

Oleaceae

Genus

Ligustrum

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