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Commonly known as Privet
In the olive family.
Genus of about 45 species of deciduous, semi-evergreen, or evergreen shrubs and trees found in woodland and thickets in Europe, North Africa, the Himalayas, southwestern and eastern Asia and Australia.
The native, L. vulgare, is a valuable wildlife plant being the food source of the privet hawk moth caterpillar and a source of berries - poisonous to humans - for birds.
DeciduousSemi evergreen, and evergreen shrubs and trees
Semi-evergreenKeeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
HedgeIdeal for hedging
Additional FeaturesGood to knowMostly used for hedging. The native 'vulgare' is an important wildlife plant.Place of originEurope, northern Africa, Himalayas, southwestern and eastern Asia, Australia.
Toxic - Category CHarmful if eaten(People & Pets)
Buy Varieties of LIGUSTRUM
large shrub in cultivation or a small tree in its native habitat. Panicles of white fragrant flowers followed by dark blue-purple fruits
very compact habit, with leathery green leaves, a good architectural plant
thick, shiny, dark green leaves. Scented white flowers in summer followed by black berries
large glossy green pointed leaves and large handsome panicles of white flowers in early autumn. It scarcely looks like a privet at all
common green privet
cream edged leaves
golden variegated privet