Ligustrum ovalifolium 'Maculatum'
3rd January 2009
The Japanese Privet is so common as a hedging plant that it is almost overlooked, and the Golden Privet is a well known variegated form.
This one is less well known, and it always astonishes me that it survives at all, it is unbelievably unstable. Every couple of years
I have to cut out the green shoots, and that usually involves removing 90% of the growth. When it does produce variegated shoots they are amazing,
but the shrub always looks as though half of it is missing, which is the unfortunate truth.