- Flower nameLigustrum sinense
- Scientific nameLigustrum sinense
- Alias小実鼠黐, Ligustrum sinense, シルバープリペット, シルバープリベット, Chinese Privet, Silver Privet
- Place of originTaiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, China
- Place of floweringCut flowers, flower arrangement, Potted flower
- Flowering seasonMay, June
What is Ligustrum sinense
Ligustrum sinense or small leaved privet(scientific name: Ligustrum sinense) is a deciduous shrub to small tree native to Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, belonging to the family Oleaceae. It is used for street plantings and hedges because of its dense growth of small leaves. In early summer, it produces small white funnel-shaped flowers with four lobes at the tip. The anthers are peach-colored. Black berries appear in autumn. In China, the bark and leaves are used as a herbal medicine called "Xiao Wuxue". It is also called "western wax tree", "Sinaibota", "western wax tree", "small leaved privet".
The Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense 'Variegatum') is a garden variety with mottled leaves. Other species in the same genus include the Chinese privet (Ligustrum lucidum) and the Japanese privet (Ligustrum japonicum).
Common name: Ligustrum sinense, scientific name: Ligustrum sinense, also known as: small leaved privet, Origin：China, Tree height：2-4m, Leaf shape：Oval, Leaf color：Green, Leaf margin：Full margin, Flower Inflorescence: conical; Flowering season: May-June; Flower color: white; Corolla diameter: 0.3-0.6 cm; Anther color: peach; Number of flowers: 1; Fruit diameter: 0.5, Fruit diameter: 0.5-0.8 cm, fruit color: black without gloss, fruit shape: ellipse, fruiting season: October-December, uses: hedgerow, herbal medicine.