Ligustrum excelsum Superbum | Chinese privet 'Excelsum Superbum' - Standard - 250-300cm, 30lt

Ligustrum excelsum Superbum | Chinese privet 'Excelsum Superbum' - Standard - 250-300cm, 30lt

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Ligustrum excelsum Superbum - Standard is a small, evergreen tree with a great, rounded crown which retains its rounded shape if grown in full sun. Long, ovate, pointed, glossy, light-green leaves have attractive, greenish-yellow to creamy-yellow margins. Numerous clusters of scented, creamy-yellow flowers almost cover the leaves in summer and autumn, and are followed by small, black berries that remain on branches for a long time. Chinese privet 'Excelsum Superbum' - Standard can thrive in wide range of soil types, except waterlogged. It prefers deep, fertile, moist, well-drained soils, in full sun, but it can tolerate some shade. Once established, it is resistant to drought. Tolerant of urban pollution and salty air. Low maintenance plant. In harsh winters, it may lose its leaves. Ligustrum excelsum Superbum – Standard is a tough tree, perfect for restricted spaces as it can be planted very close to buildings, therefore, suitable for a street tree. Great for informal hedges and screens, or as an accent plant.
  • Common Name

    Chinese privet 'Excelsum Superbum'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    southern China

  • Flower

    clusters of scented, creamy-yellow flowers

  • Foliage

    long, ovate, pointed, glossy, light-green leaves with creamy-yellow margins

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


North–facing or East–facing or South–facing or West–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period


summer, autumn


spring, summer, autumn



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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