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Notelaea ligustrina

Privet Mock-olive

Dense upright small tree.

Additional information

  • FamilyOleaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size6-12 m x 4-6 m
  • Plant groupingTrees 3-25 m
  • LeavesPairs of dull green, narrow lance-shaped leaves, paler below, 2-8.5 cm x 4-25 mm wide.
  • Flower colourCreamy-yellow
  • Flowering timeAugust to September
  • FlowersClusters of tiny flowers. Fruit fleshy, roundish, pink, purple or black.
  • Bird attractingFruit
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsWell drained moist loam soils in mountain forests. Frost tolerant. Partial to full shade.
  • Garden useTall screen tree for cool moist situations. Can be established under large trees. Slow growing at first.
  • Commercially availableRarely
  • Conservation statusScattered distribution within its preferred growing conditions in the Shire.
Photographer/s: 1, 4 Marilyn Bull ©; 2 Murray Fagg, © Australian National Botanic Garden; 3 Dr. Jim Willis ©

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