Ligustrum lucidum 'Excelsum Superbum'

Variegated glossy privet

Family: Oleaceae

This is a very striking variegated form of the glossy privet. It forms a medium-sized evergreen tree. The example in Belfast Botanic Gardens carries a mass of cream flowers each summer shown off by the yellow and cream leaves. The species comes from China, was introduced in 1794 and given an award of garden merit in 1965

Photos taken in Belfast Botanic Gardens in 2023. Copyright Friends of Belfast Botanic Gardens