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Ligustrum sinense (Ligustrum, Varigated Privit)

Ligustrum, Varigated Privit

Ligustrum sinense 'Variegatum'

This quick growing cultivar of the Green Ligustrum has creamy white and green foliage, making an excellent choice for an accent plant or a distinctive hedge. Multiple stems form a somewhat thick clump, and are not adversely affected by regular pruning. The branches are thin and flexible, and will exhibit a slight weeping or fountain look when left unpruned at maturity. It is not uncommon for a few of the branches to revert back to being fully green, giving the impression two plants occupy the same space.

Variegated Privit requires ample sunlight to maintain thick leaf cover; avoid planting in too much shade or next to plants or buildings that will subject it to full shade.

Bright white flowers appear in the spring on new stems, and are somewhat visible against the foliage. Unnoticeable black fruits follow in the fall. No serious pest issues, but it can’t grow in wet or compacted soils.  

Accent Plant
Medium Hedge

Flower Color:




5-8 Feet



4-5 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 7a

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
Full Sun to Part Shade
Semi Evergreen
Water Needs