Privet Flowers

Privet (Ligustrum vulgare), with its glossy dark green foliage, forms a dense living fence or privacy hedge. These plants can be deciduous, semi-evergreen, or evergreen, depending on the variety you choose and where you live.

Privet Flowers

They are easy to grow and can grow 4 to 15 feet and spread 4 to 8 feet. Privet is a flowering plant of the genus Ligustrum in the Oleaceae family.

Ligustrum Vulgare

The genus includes around 50 species[1] of upright, evergreen, or deciduous shrubs, which often form medium-sized to small trees and are native to Asia, North Africa, and Europe.

Privet Flowers

The small ovate leaves of the privet grow bright green and form a dense bushy optic. Some cultivars of privet also have golden foliage; others can be variegated with grayish-green specks or even cream edges.

With their attractive foliage, privets bloom with fragrant tubular white flowers from late spring to early summer and attract pollinators like butterflies and bees.

Suggested Reading: Flower Types and Names

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Key References
  • [1]“Privet, Ligustrum spp. – Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council Invasive Plant Manual”. Accessed April 24, 2022. Link.


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