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Ligustrum sinense


Order: Scrophulariales
   Family: Oleaceae
            Genus: Ligustrum
                        Specie: Ligustrum sinense

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 12 ft (3.5 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Oval leaves; white flowers; purple-black berries

Uses: Hedge Screen Shrub borders

Zones: 7-11

Description: This is a large, spreading deciduous shrub from China, growing to 12 ft (3.5 m) tall. It has pale green lance-shaped leaves and white flowers produced in long compact sprays in summer, followed by numerous deep purple berries. ?Multiflorum? bears m

Growth Habit: Spreading habit

Comments: Cultivars available; has escaped cultivation in eastern Australia

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