Ligustrum Japonicum (Tree Privet)
|Tree Features||:||Low Fruit Fall,White Flower|
|Mature Size||:||Small (under 10m)|
|Tree uses||:||Small Gardens,Raised Screening Trees|
|Tree uses||:||Garden,Restricted Spaces,Screening Trees|
Often used as a stilted hedge above the fence line, and a favourite in urban courtyard gardens.
Introduced in 1845 by PF von Siebold from its native Japan, this is often used as a stilted hedge above the fence line so is a favourite in urban gardens where privacy is needed.
It can be planted very close to buildings without fear of subsidence and is compliant as such with the building regulation code.
It is very useful in a small garden as its trunk below the fence line takes up little garden space.
A small semi-evergreen tree, it is generally regarded as an evergreen in the south of England.
It has a rounded habit, long, pointed leaves and white flowers, which are borne in autumn.
Very good in restricted areas and it thrives on most soils.
Mature height: 5-7m