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Ligustrum indicum is an evergreen shrub that can grow up to 3.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Although no reports of toxicity have been seen for this species, at least one member of this genus is recorded as being mildly toxic and it is quite possible that other members of the genus also contain toxins[
E. Asia - China, Japan, Himalayas.
Damp gullies, wet oak forests, 1200 - 2700 metres from Uttar Pradesh to Bhutan[
A very tolerant and easily grown plant, it succeeds in any soil that is not impoverished or water-logged[
]. Grows well in heavy clay soils.
This species is notably susceptible to honey fungus[
The roasted seed is a coffee substitute[
The seed does not require any pre-treatment and can be sown in the spring in a cold frame[
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 10cm with a heel, mid summer in a frame. Very easy[
Cuttings of mature wood, 20 - 30cm in a sheltered outdoor bed in late autumn. High percentage[