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Amur Privet
Ligustrum amurense
Flowers of Amur Privet
Size:

Small

Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Insect Damage


A number of insect problems are common, but not serious. These include aphids, leaf miners, scale, mealybugs and mites. A number of disease problems are common, but not serious. These include anthracnose, leaf spots, and powdery mildew.
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 7 
Mature Height: 12-15 Feet
Mature Width: 8-10 Feet
Features: Creamy white flowers with an unpleasant scent in late spring.
Culture: Full sun to partial shade; tolerates a wide range of soils, except those that are wet; tolerates alkaline soils.
Mature Form: Oval to rounded
Native To: China
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Use for: Border.Border
Foundation
Use for: Hedge.Hedge
Massing
Naturalizing
Use for: Screen.Screen
Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes: Tolerates heavy pruning, so is often used as a hedge.

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