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Ligustrum sinensis/Chinese Privet

Ligustrum sinensis / Ligustrum sinensis
Heavy fruit set, the source of seeds for the thousands of volunteer plants throughout the South
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Heavy fruit set, the source of seeds for the thousands of volunteer plants throughout the South

Although thought of mostly as a garden pest, a specimen shrub can be quite handsome in full flower

A woodland edge volunteer in full spring bloom

Blue-black seed presist from fall into spring

Birds will eat seeds, but they are not a favorite of most birds

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Scientific Name: Ligustrum sinensis
Common Name: Chinese Privet
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Plants that Attract Birds
Plants That Attract Butterflies
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Comments: This Chinese introduction is one of the most invasive plants in the southeastern US and millions of dollars have been spent trying to control it in forestry operations here and elsewhere. It does make a good plant for clipped hedge and will grow almost anywhere. Birds feed on the seeds when not much else is available.