Chinese Privet

Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense) is a woody shrub with opposite, simple, entire leaves. About 1 inch in length. Chinese Privet forms a shrub reaching heights of about 15 feet.

The flowers are small and white, dense, and fragrant.

The fruit is a small shiny, bluish-black berry, 1/4 inch in diameter, ripens in September.

Deer do not find this invasive species very palatable. They will eat it but not heavily unless they habitat is overgrazed. Birds however do eat the small berries.

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