Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Ligustrum lucidum Ait.
OLEACEAE
Chinese wax-leaved privet, glossy privet
Invasive, Potential problem species
Origin: Asia (Korea and China)
Growth Form: Tree/shrub
Plant Description: Plant: Evergreen shrub or small tree 3–10 m high with thick, leathery leaves; all parts glabrous. Leaves: Dark green, glossy, ovate to narrowly oval, 80–150 mm long, tapering at the base and long pointed, sometimes variegated in green and yellow. Flowers: White, 3–5 mm long, in large, terminal panicles 150–200 mm wide and long, heavily scented, October–February. Fruit: Shiny, black berries up to 10 mm long. Compare with L. japonicum which is smaller than L. lucidum, leaves are shorter, usually rounded at the base, shortly tapering to obtuse, darker almost black-green, shoots minutely downy, panicles looser.
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James H. Miller, USDA Forest Service

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James H. Miller, USDA Forest Service

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James H. Miller, USDA Forest Service

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James H. Miller, USDA Forest Service

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