Ligustrum vulgare

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaOleaceaeLigustrumLigustrum vulgare

Ecology

A deciduous to semi-evergreen shrub found as a native in hedgerows, woodland and scrub, preferring well-drained, calcareous or base-rich soils. It is also often planted, particularly in hedges and woodland, and occurs as a garden escape and a relic of cultivation. 0-490 m (Craig y Cilau, Brecs.).

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Temperate element; widely naturalised outside its native range.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 6

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.7

Annual Precipitation (mm): 865

Height (cm): 300

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Nanophanerophyte

Life Form - secondary

Mega-, meso- and microphanerophyte

Woodiness

Woody

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Clonality - secondary

Shortly creeping and rooting at nodes

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1511

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 10

Atlas Change Index: -0.69

Weighted Changed Factor: 16

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

14

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003951