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Pakistan | Family List | Oleaceae | Ligustrum

Ligustrum ovalifolium Hassk., Cat. Hort. Bog. 119. 1844. Bailey, Stand. Cycl. Hort. 4: 1861. 1919; Krussmann, Handb. d. Laubgeh. 2: 57. 1962.

Erect shrub, 1-2 m high, deciduous or evergreen, glabrous. Leaves 3-6 cm long, elliptic-ovate or elliptic-oblong, acute, dark green and shining above, yellowish green beneath. Panicles erect, many-flowered, rather compact, 5-10 cm long; flowers almost sessile, strongly scented. Corolla tube exceeding the calyx, usually longer than the lobes. Fruit rarely found.

Fl. Per.: July.

Type: “cult. Hort. Bogor.”.

Distribution: Native of Japan. Now frequently cultivated in Europe and all over the world.

Much valued for hedges, especially in temperate climates.


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