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Hi i was wondering if anyone has grown Japanese/Chinese variegated privite as a screening type hedge?



There is a hedge of it in the village and looks nice. The chap also has one as a standard tree. It is fully hardy but prefers a slightly drier soil so doesn't like to sit in winter wet.

7 Apr, 2021


Thanks so what's the difference between Japanese and Chinese? I find them difficult to find as little cheap plants they seem to be grafted into lolipops a lot. I think they are low growers and are graphted for height?

7 Apr, 2021


It is a different species Ligustrum lucidum where as the Japanese one is Ligustrum japonica. The Chinese one seems to be faster growing.

7 Apr, 2021

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