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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
wild privet common privet
Ligustrum can be decidous or evergreen shrubs or small trees, with simple, entire leaves and panicles of small, often unpleasantly scented white flowers in spring or summer, followed by black or deep purple berries
L. vulgare is a bushy deciduous shrub with dull green, lance-shaped leaves and terminal panicles of small, white, unpleasantly scented flowers in summer, followed by small black berries
Europe N. Africa SW Asia
Toxicity All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing or North-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any well-drained, or moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade
Propagate by seed, semi-hardwood and hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance
Wildlife Gardens Wildflower meadow
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests May be attacked by aphids, leaf-mining moths and thrips
May be subject to a leaf spot
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