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Re: Privet leaf loss

Message from Kathy C

In forum: General

Hi, Deirdre,
Ligustrum ovalifolium is hardy to UK zone 5. They can sometimes be deciduous in very hard winters. It dislikes very alkaline soil. L. ovatlifolium can be hard pruned in winter. You can also prune by at least a third after flowering. Before flowering and you will lose flowers/fruit for that growing season.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Wed. 10th June 2015 17:25

Re: Can anyone please identify this shrub?

Message from David Jamieson

In forum: Identify a plant

Need a closer shot of the flowers but it may be a Privet -- maybe Ligustrum Ovalifolium.

  • Posted: Wed. 17th July 2013 11:06

Re: What's happening to my tree?

Message from Angie Robertson

In forum: Pests, diseases and invasive biosecurity risks

A possible ID for the shrub could be Ligustrum ovalifolium (privet) - it looks like there is a bit of yellow/gold in the leaves therefore possibly on of the golden varieties.
Is it possible that the lower branches on your neighbours side have been cut/broken? Maybe you neighbour pruned it to take the weight of the fence?

  • Posted: Wed. 2nd January 2013 13:34

Ligustrum ovalifolium

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

In forum: Ligustrum ovalifolium

Probably the most common hedging plant in Britain until fairly recently, this species of privet, is originally from Japan, Wild privet Ligustrum vulgare is the preferred choice for wildlife and will support the magnificent privet hawk-moth but so-called garden privet also has its uses and may provide nesting sites for blackbirds and other species. Left to grow a little less tidily than many gardeners allow, the structure will become more open and also offer nesting opportunities for dunnocks, linnets, greenfinches and song thrushes.

  • Posted: Tue. 16th June 2009 16:58