It is a dense, erect, multi-stemmed, fast-growing, deciduous shrub (semi-evergreen in mild winter areas) that typically matures to 12-15’ tall. Its hairy leaves and branches distinguish it from common privet (Ligustrum vulgare). Common or European privet is a wide spreading shrub often used as a hedge or for screening unwanted views, reaching 10 to 12 feet high and wide. This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Foliage Leaves are elliptic-ovate to elliptic-oblong, 1.2-2.4 in. Several species of Privet shrubs in Illinois have been introduced from either Europe or Asia, but only Border Privet and Common Privet (Ligustrum vulgare) are known to naturalize within the state. 3, p. 464. Cooperative Extension, which staffs local offices in all 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Impacts and control 7. View all citations for this article on Scopus × Access; Volume 6, Issue 2 ; June 2013, pp. Leaves are oblong-ovate to lanceoloate, 3-6 cm long, obtuse to acute, glabrous. Ligustrum vulgare (wild privet, also sometimes known as common privet or European privet) is a species of Ligustrum native to central and southern Europe, north Africa and southwestern Asia, from Ireland and southwestern Sweden south to Morocco, and east to Poland and northwestern Iran. It has become an invasive weed in the southeastern US. Its fetid flowers bloom in late spring and have an odor that can be offensive to many people. Clusters of fragrant white flowers in mid-June are followed by blue-black berries. Leaves are opposite, lanceolate, 1-2.4 in. A privet hedge running along a property border is a classic look. Leaves . If you plan to use it as a hedge, and trim once or twice a year, it should have few flowers and even fewer seeds. Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense) and other invasive privets in the genus Ligustrum are a serious problem for many homeowners, farmers, foresters, and land managers in Alabama. This species is able to grow in heavy shade cover or with copious light. Ligustrum vu The blossoms are very fragrant, but are considered by many to have an unpleasant aroma. It is also locally naturalised in the Yetman area, in the Guyra-Armidale district, and near Robertson in New South Wales. Ligustrum amurense, commonly called Amur privet, is native to northern China. 1-2.5 in) by 1-2 cm wide (less than 1 in.). Common or European privet (Ligustrum vulgare) is a wild child, escaping cultivation in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 7 and earning the label "invasive." A common name of shrubs and small trees of the genus Ligustrum, in the olive family (Oleaceae) comprising approximately fifty species. Flowers Flowers are creamy-white with an unpleasant scent, subsessile in panicles 2-4 in. It is in leaf all year, in flower from June to July, and the seeds ripen from September to October. Range map for Privet (Ligustrum vulgare) PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State. The very name seems to say "privacy," as if a line of these bushes could form the ideal screen for those seeking a more private setting. Ligustrum vulgare grows to 5 m with spreading branches. It is noted for attracting wildlife. Privet control often seems insurmountable because of its aggressive growth, prolific root and stump sprouting, copious seed production, and widespread seed dispersal by birds and other animals. Bark and Stems. Ligustrum vulgare (wild privet, also sometimes known as common privet or European privet), is a species of Ligustrum native to central and southern Europe, north Africa and southwestern Asia, from southern England and southwestern Sweden south to Morocco, and east to Poland and northwestern Iran. 310-319; Temporal and Spatial Pattern of a Privet (Ligustrum vulgare) Invasion. (2.5-6 cm) long and 0.2-0.6 in. (2.5-6 cm) long and 0.2-0.6 in. The fragrant blossoms are considered by many to have an unpleasant aroma. Trunks usually occur as multiple stems with many long, leafy branches. Perennial, deciduous to semi-evergreen, upright shrub with spreading branches; grows 3.5-4.5 m tall (approx. The Advisory List is an informal tool for landowners, wildlife biologists, foresters, land stewards, conservation commisions, and others interested in controlling invasive plants and preventing their spread. Privet can reach 16 feet in height and flowers in June. It produces masses of small, white, tubular flowers, which mature into bluish berries. 7, Issue. (0.5-1.5 cm) wide. (3-6 cm) long, acute, broad-cuneate, dark lustrous green above, yellowish green below. Elliptic to oblong leaves (to 2.5” long) are generally dull green above with hair on the underside midribs. Many members of the genus are grown as ornamental plants in parts of the world. Missouri Botanical Garden: Ligustrum Vulgare California Invasive Plant Council: Watch-List -- December 2011 Monrovia: Vicary Golden Privet (Ligustrum x Vicaryi) Flowers are pediceled in dense puberulous panicles, 3-6 cm long. This plant is an invasive species in North Carolina Description. Wild privet (L. vulgare), with its numerous cultivated varieties, is hardy in the north, is planted as a hedge plant and is locally naturalized in eastern North America, from New England to Virginia and Ohio. Latin Name: Ligustrum vulgare; Family: Oleaceae (olive) Other Common Names: Wild privet, common privet; Native to: Africa, Asia and Europe; USDA Zones: 4-8; Height: 4-15' tall; Exposure: Full sun to part shade; The European privet will be semi-evergreen in the warmer zones and deciduous otherwise. Ligustrum vulgare displaces native vegetation by forming dense thickets. Privet is a common invasive species that can be found around old unkempt houses, roadsides, forest, and riverbanks. Invasive Ranking Summary Ligustrum obtusifolium Score Ecological Impacts 24 Potential For Expansion 34 Difficulty of Management 38 Total Score: 96 High Rankings: Low < 45, Medium 45 – 80, High > 80 Invasive Ranking Summary Ligustrum vulgare Score Ecological Impacts 0 Potential For Expansion 32 Difficulty of Management 0 Total Score: 32 Low Rankings: Low < 45, Medium 45 –80, … It does flower, so it will be just as invasive as Ligustrum vulgare is, if you allow seeds to develop. Ligustrum vulgare displaces native vegetation by forming dense thickets. Japanese privet (Ligustrum japonicum), Tall privet (Ligustrum lucidum), European privet (Ligustrum vulgare), California privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium), and Border privet (Ligustrum obtusifolium) are all considered invasive with some considered to be a greater threat than others. The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs. Trunks usually occur as multiple stems with many long, leafy branches. Stewardship summary. common privet. Several Ligustrum species have become … Ligustrum vulgare is a semi-evergreen shrub or small tree that grows to 20 ft. (6.1 m) in height. European privet (Ligustrum vulgare) is also listed as an invasive plant in bushland in the Adelaide Hills Council district, in south-eastern South Australia, and as an invasive pest plant in Latrobe Shire in Tasmania. Ligustrum vulgare is an evergreen Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft) by 3 m (9ft) at a medium rate. Ligustrum ovalifolium can grow up to 16.4 ft. (5 m) tall with spreading or arching branches. It’s a hassle-free hedge and privacy screen, adaptable to drought, soil type and more: The Variegated Privet is second to none. Several species of privet have become a nuisance in regions outside their ranges. Ligustrum vulgare NC State University and N.C. A&T State University work in tandem, along with federal, state and local governments, to form a strategic partnership called N.C. wild privet. Although privet is widely available, it should not be planted and existing planting should be removed. Foliage Leaves are opposite, lanceolate, 1-2.4 in. States Counties Points List Species Info. This is a list of non-native plants found to pose a threat to habitats and natural resources in Maine. 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