Herb latin name: Ligustrum delavayanum
Synonyms: Ligustrum ionandrum, Ligustrum prattii
Family: Oleaceae (Olive Family)
Description of the plant:
(9 3/4 foot)
Habitat of Ligustrum delavayanum:Thickets and streamsides, 1000 - 2600 metres in W. China. Thickets or woods on slopes at elevations of 500 - 3700 metres.
Other uses of the herb:Makes a very good medium-sized hedge in the milder areas of the country.
Propagation of Ligustrum delavayanum:The seed does not require any pre-treatment and can be sown in the spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 10cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Very easy. Cuttings of mature wood, 20 - 30cm in a sheltered outdoor bed in November/December. High percentage.
Cultivation of the herb:Thickets and streamsides, 1000 - 2600 metres in W. China. Thickets or woods on slopes at elevations of 500 - 3700 metres.
Medicinal use of Ligustrum delavayanum:None known
Known hazards of Ligustrum delavayanum:Although no reports of toxicity have been seen for this species, at least one member of this genus is recorded as being mildly toxic and it is quite possible that other members of the genus also contain toxins.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.