Ligustrum lucidum

Glossy Privet
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Plant Type

Large Shrub/Tree



Overall Mature Size



Full sun


Low water once established

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Late Spring to Early Summer

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Tolerates Desert Condition

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #15, 24″ Box, 36″ Box

Sunset Garden Zones


Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


Fast-growing evergreen shrub or small tree with an upright growth-habit to 10-12’ tall x 6-8’ wide or  larger with age, reaching 20′. This popular dense-growing species features thick oblong glossy dark-green leaves. Masses of fragrant creamy-white flower panicles appear late-spring to early-summer attracting bees and butterflies followed by clusters of small bluish-black fruit that attract birds. These fruit in quantity are toxic to humans. Responds well to shearing and is ideally suited as a screen hedge or topiary specimen as well as making an attractive small tree. Prefers regular watering in a well-drained soil though well-established plants can survive on less frequent watering. Sun to light shade.

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