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LIGUSTRUM obtusifolium ssp. suave
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Amur privet, once classified as Ligustrum amurense is a spreading, evergreen or semi-deciduous shrub from northern China. It has small, elliptical, mid-green slightly glossy leaves which are fuzzy on the midrib underneath and are held on graceful, arching and wide-spreading branches. The leaves turn a dull reddish-purple in fall. The shrub has many branches arising from ground level. The fragrant or stinky white flowers are produced midsummer in pyramidal-shaped, branched heads at the ends of the stems. The flowers are followed by many dark purple to black fruits that are attractive to birds.
This privet is not picky about locations, it grows in full sun to shade and moist to dry soils. It is used in hedges, screens and borders. Prune after flowering. Plant Amur privet with caution, it is considered an invasive exotic plant in the eastern United States and prohibited by some entities. For more information about the invasiveness of this privet, visit the United States Department of Forestry website about Ligustrum at http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/ligspp/all.html
8 - 1
3 - 8
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
10'-15' / 3.0m - 4.6m
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Wet Site, Pollution, Salt, Soil Compaction
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
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