Ligustrum henryi Hemsl.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Ligustrum henryi' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/ligustrum/ligustrum-henryi/). Accessed 2020-01-21.

Genus

Glossary

corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Ligustrum henryi' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/ligustrum/ligustrum-henryi/). Accessed 2020-01-21.

An evergreen bush up to 12 ft high, of neat habit especially when young; young shoots very downy. Leaves glabrous, variously shaped, from roundish ovate or almost round to ovate-lanceolate, 34 to 112 in. long, inconspicuously veined, of an almost black, shining green above. Flowers white, scented, in short-stalked terminal pyramidal panicles 2 to 6 in. long. Corolla 13 in. long; calyx and individual flower-stalk glabrous. Fruits oblong, black, 13 in. long.

Native of Central China; discovered by Henry; introduced by Wilson in 1901 for Messrs Veitch. As a small shrub it makes a neat and pleasing evergreen, effective because of the black-green lustre of its leaves. Perhaps not absolutely hardy in severe winters.


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