Similar to but smaller than the Cloud Tree (Ligustrum lucidum) and often confused with it. It also has darker green leaves than the Cloud Tree (which can grow to 40ft). In Britain this is unlikely to grow more than about 15ft - 20ft.
It benefits from having a good feed from time to time (to keep the nice dark green leaves) and is tolerant of any reasonably well drained soil including chalk.
Propagated by cuttings.
IF IT HAS A GREEN TRAFFIC LIGHT
Hardy anywhere in Britain below approximately 1000ft (300m)
This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.
Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.
General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.
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