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Bonsai "ligustrum" - Cream Pot Container

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(Needs maintaining to remain a bonsai)

Botanical name

Ligustrum japonicum 'Coriaceum'

Other names

Dwarf curly leaf ligustrum, Ligustrum japonicum 'Rotundifolium', Curly-leaf Japanese privet, Coriaceum Japanese privet, Ligustrum japonica 'Coriaceum'



Variety or Cultivar

'Coriaceum' _ 'Coriaceum' is a compact, evergreen shrub with thick, leathery, rounded, dark green leaves densely crowded on upright stems. Conical panicles of creamy-white flowers in late spring and early summer are followed by spherical black fruit.




Some may find the smell of the flowers unpleasant


Dense, Compact, Upright


All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.



White in Summer


Green in Spring; Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Leaf mining moths , Thrips

Specific diseases

Leaf spot

General care


Pruning group 1. Hedge pruning group 2 if grown as a hedge. Trim new growth back by 15cm every time it has grown approx. 30cm. Stop pruning in late summer avoid frost damage on new growth.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings

Where to grow

Ligustrum japonicum 'Coriaceum' (Dwarf curly leaf ligustrum) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Drought Tolerant, Hedging/Screens, Wildlife


Grows well in any moist but well-drained or well-drained in sun or partial shade. Suitable for use as a hedge.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral


Partial Shade, Full Sun


North, South, East, West


Exposed, Sheltered