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Small Ligustrum.

Post  Cees on Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:07 pm

This small ligustrum I keep indoors for a few months now and is doing very well.
I shape it for the first time last week.
The only thing I know of this tree is that it com from Indonesia and the told me that its a Ligustrum.
Do anyone knows what species this is?
I want to put the tree outside in the summer but what is the lowest temperature this tree can handle?
Any info is welcome.

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Re: Small Ligustrum.

Post  Russell Coker on Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:25 pm



It looks like Ligustrum japonicum 'variegatum' to me. A fairly common landscape plant here. Nice!

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Re: Small Ligustrum.

Post  Cees on Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:38 pm

Thanks.
I think its never freezing in Alabama Or is it?

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Re: Small Ligustrum.

Post  Russell Coker on Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:51 pm



Hi Cees.

Big temperature ranges here in Alabama. I'm at the southern end and we occasionally see the mid 20s for short periods during the winter, and several frosts/light freezes. I have never seen L. japonicum damaged by cold here. It isn't as cold hardy as some of the other ligustrums, but I don't really know how much cold it can take.

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Re: Small Ligustrum.

Post  JimLewis on Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:21 pm

I would have identified it as one of the variegated varieties of L. sinensis, but that is very similar to L. japonicum.

In any event, the variegated varieties almost always are a bit more tender than the "normal" versions of the plants, and I know how cold it can get (most winters) near Utrecht, so your tree will need some winter protection (and do not be surprised if it loses all of its leaves in your winters). My L. sinensis lose most of their leaves toward the end of every winter here.

You could simply mulch the pot in completely, or keep it in an unheated garage or greenhouse.

Generally, Ligustrum will not do well as an indoor plant, but I have never tried to keep one inside all winter long.

That's a nice looking tree, but just looking at the one picture, I wonder if there might not be a better front if you turned it a quarter turn to the right.

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Re: Small Ligustrum.

Post  Russell Coker on Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:29 pm



L. chinesis is what you usually see, but these leaves looked too big, pointy and waxy to me so I went with japonicum. I agree that the variegated varieties can be more tender.

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Re: Small Ligustrum.

Post  Cees on Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:01 pm

Today I went back to the shop who sold me this tree and the told me its a ligustrum sinensis 'Variegatum.
I am keeping him inside bud not just in a living room bud in some kind of greenhouse with lots of light.
I also spray this place two times a day and my trees are doing fine so far.
To turn the tree to the left or right is not a option, I will show that with pictures later on.
So far as this tree comes from a greenhouse and is imported from Indonesia I think I will wait until the temperature at night will be above 12 degrees C before I bring it outside.
Thanks so far.

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Re: Small Ligustrum.

Post  Russell Coker on Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:18 pm



Cees, can you post a good picture of the foliage and show the size too?

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Re: Small Ligustrum.

Post  Cees on Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:32 am

The biggest leaves are about 20mm

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Post  Cees on Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:34 am

If I turn the tree to the right the trunk looks very straight.

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Re: Small Ligustrum.

Post  JimLewis on Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:19 pm

Cees wrote:If I turn the tree to the right the trunk looks very straight.

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And I like it. A good mother-daughter appearance. Wish I could see the base in the new picture.

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Re: Small Ligustrum.

Post  Russell Coker on Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:03 pm

Cees wrote:The biggest leaves are about 20mm

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Ah, much smaller than I thought form the first photo. I'll go with sinense/chinensis too.

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Re: Small Ligustrum.

Post  coh on Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:52 am

JimLewis wrote:
Cees wrote:If I turn the tree to the right the trunk looks very straight.

Greetings,
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And I like it. A good mother-daughter appearance. Wish I could see the base in the new picture.

Me too. I think it can work with either view being the "front".

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Re: Small Ligustrum.

Post  Cees on Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:55 pm

I wil consider it next repotting.
Thanks.

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