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Ligustrum Species, Broad-Leaf Privet, Chinese Privet, Glossy Privet, Wax-Leaf Privet Ligustrum lucidum

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On Jun 24, 2019, floramakros from Sacramento Valley, CA wrote:

The place do I start…That is the weediest weed tree in existence domestically. I actually pull up about 15-20 seedlings every year from my property introduced right here because of the numerous birds that scatter the seeds far and large (and all over the place), and also you’d higher be vigilant about pulling them up or you’ll quickly have a brand new tall tree in your yard that even in case you chop it to the bottom will return for years and years from the roots, very drought tolerant and nearly Indestructible, did I point out it additionally grows ridiculously quick? The one factor stopping me from giving it a unfavorable ranking is that it varieties a really quick rising clumping residing wall on a property fence line (birds standing on the fence poop and plant a privateness hedge you did not have to elevate a finger to do your self and by no means need to water!) … learn extra


On Mar 21, 2016, FlyPoison from Rock Hill, SC (Zone 7a) wrote:

This can be a ‘rubbish plant’ biologically talking if being grown out of it is native nation. It is invasive and could be extremely aggressive with the flexibility to change complete ecosystems. Please, for the sake of future generations, keep away from planting any non-native Ligustrum species.


On Mar 21, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

The pollen is a extreme allergen.

The Florida Unique Pest Plant Council has listed this as a Class I invasive.

It is naturalized in 13 states from California, Arizona, and Texas to Maryland. (BONAP)


On Dec 4, 2014, antibella from Ardmore, PA wrote:

Query: I’m focused on planting ligustrum lucidum in japanese PA (zone 7) and word that somebody in close by Downingtown has planted it there, athough it appears to be zoned 8-10. Any feedback about chilly hardiness? I want lucidum due to its peak, and there would not appear to be another hedge that fills the invoice heightwise.


On Nov 12, 2010, themikeman from Harmony, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

I like this will get big about 12 to 25 toes tall and has such darkish nearly blackish from distant, shiny leaves, though not as black and shiny as {the japanese} vareity, this european selection is taken into account invasive right here in NC and spreads like kudzu, however this is likely one of the most desireable lovely species i’ve ever seen right here in NC as its leaves are just about darker than the whole lot besides evergreens and keep wholesome a lot of the begins off with white flowers in late spring which flip into off-white berries in late summer season which flip into lovely blue-gray berries within the winter about 2 weeks earlier than thanksgiving..the birds dont appear to eat the berries so i can think about they possibly poisonous to eat however i’m not positive.i wouldnt attempt it..simply lovely in each facet although i ho… learn extra


On Jul 24, 2010, cjaz from Pahrump, NV wrote:

We love the vegetation, however they’re beginning to flip brown. I’m involved that they’re dying.


On Could 9, 2009, village1diot from Vacaville, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Horribly invasive. There have to be 200 seedlings across the neighborhood. And while you pull them, you higher get the complete root or will probably be again. As soon as established this plant is one powerful SOB to kill.


On Apr 23, 2008, paulforbes from Fresno, CA wrote:

The birds eat the seeds and depart them on my patio, elsewhere, the seeds sprout and need to be eliminated until I desire a forest on my fingers. There are a whole lot of volunteer timber in my neighborhood. Some timber attain 45′ tall and 30′ unfold. When you like birds, by all means plant this tree in your yard.


On Mar 1, 2008, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

distinguish Ligustrum japonicum from Ligustrum lucidum:

The leaf ideas of Ligustrum japonicum are blunt or bluntly pointed; nonetheless, these of Ligustrum lucidum are sharply pointed. The leaf ideas of Ligustrum lucidum are inclined to bend backwards a bit.

Ligustrum japonicum leaves are three to 4 inches (7.5 to 10 cm) lengthy; whereas, Ligustrum lucidum leaves are 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm) lengthy.

When a L. lucidum leaf is backlit by robust mild, the lateral veins are lucid and seem as is a “halo” (pinkish) on the leaf margins. L. japonicum leaf veins are inconspicuous or opaque earlier than a powerful mild.

L. japonicum often has a shiny, waxy leaf, whereas, a L. lucidum leaf is uninteresting. L. japonicum leaves snap when bent. L. lu… learn extra

When grown as a tree, L. japonicum is smaller in stature than L. lucidum and is often 15 to 18 ft. (4.5 to five.5 m) with an equal unfold (can develop to 20 ft.). L. lucidum can develop 25 ft. (Eight m) to 40 ft. (14 m) in peak with a 25 ft. (Eight m) to 35 ft. (12 m) unfold.

L. japonicum often has small clusters of tightly bunched fruit with L. lucidum having distinguished, free clusters of fruit.


On Nov 20, 2007, nifty413 from Garland, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

An exquisite alternative for making a tall privateness hedge or pruned as a small tree. Significantly better suited to areas the place Photinia x fraseri is overused and terribly inclined to Entomosporium leaf spot. The distribution of seeds and subsequent look of seedlings could be irritating for some gardeners. Nonetheless, younger seedlings are a lot simpler to drag up than comparably sized pecan, mulberry or oak seedlings. Usually erroneously known as “Japanese Ligustrum” by nurserymen in northern Texas.

4/2015 edited so as to add: Since somebody inquired about winter hardiness, I can attest that just about mature specimens had been frozen and solely returned from their roots after our two-week interval of sub-freezing temperatures in 1983-1984 right here in USDA Zone 8a. In any other case, often is unscathed b… learn extra


On Jun 26, 2007, jabowman78 from Nice Hill, CA wrote:

An evergreen shrub that can shortly develop right into a tree if left on it is personal. Birds gobble up the profusion of berries, spreading seed *all over the place*. I’ve spent extra time pulling seedlings this single plant than another weed. : /

Whereas this species is sweet as a specimen, it needs to be prevented generally as a result of it is prolific seed manufacturing. Many different non-invasive options exist. If you have already got this plant in your panorama elimination is tough.


On Jun 20, 2007, JohnStimson from Sunnyvale, CA wrote:

This can be a actually obnoxious invasive tree. There’s a giant instance in my neighbor’s yard which drops seeds into my yard. The seeds yield many fast-growing saplings which develop up by way of the center of different bushes and timber if that is the place they begin. Slicing them down doesn’t kill them. They re-grow until the roots are dug up.


On Dec 20, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Shiny Privet Ligustrum lucidum is naturalized in Texas and different States, and is taken into account an invasive plant in Texas.


On Jan 1, 2006, escambiaguy from Atmore, AL (Zone 8b) wrote:

This plant is way more invasive than waxleaf privet and will get a lot bigger. They’re present in ditches and alongside powerlines in my space. They produce 1000’s of seeds. I dont advocate it.

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