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Ligustrum delavayanum
Delavay Privet
Pot size: 9cm   Our online price: £4.80
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hanging branches with masses of almost black fruits in Autumn its old foliage sometimes gets a yellowish colour in Autumn available plant for sale - you will receive a similar plant part of available plant for sale from another angle

Common name in French:
Troène delavayanum
Common name in German:
Delavay-Liguster
Other common names:
none known
Family:
Oleaceae
Origin:
East Asia - West China

Description:

Much more interesting than the usual Common Privet. This one has small, glossy leaves, arching branches, ending with fragrant white flower panicles in early Summer and dark blue, then black berries from August which decorate the plant until at least January. Very easy to grow and branches out freely - ideal for bonsai or topiary. Drought tolerant so won't mind to live in a large pot on the patio.



Plant growing type:
evergreen
Habit:
weeping medium shrub
Size when mature in m:
2-3m
Main feature (value):
flower and fruit
Spring value:
leaf and flower
Summer value:
leaf
Autumn value:
leaf and fruit
Winter value:
leaf
Autumn coloration:
no coloration as this is an evergreen species (drops its old foliage continuously)
Flower colour:
White
Fruit colour:
Black
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Drought tolerance:
high
Optimum ph:
slightly acidic-neutral (pH 6-7)
Preferred location:
full sun
Where to plant:
great in borders or in shrub groups, or planted alone. Also good for the patio and suitable for bonsai.
Pests and diseases:
this shrub has no serious insect or disease problems
Herbal usage:
it is usually not used as a herb
Edibility:
not edible
Toxicity to humans:
not known
Optimum growing conditions:
grows best on full sun and well drained soil, but very adaptable and drought tolerant

Height in cm:
20-30
Pot size:
9cm
Age in year:
2 (this shrub is grown from seed on our nursery)
Our online price:
£4.80

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