Garden Privet - Ligustrum ovalifolium
Shrub 1 to 3 metres tall and densely branched. Leaves broad, oval, smooth, untoothed and short stalked. Flowers white, 4 to 6 mm in dense pyramidal panicles, fragrant. Fruit a berry black when ripe.
Wild Privet is similar, but the leaves are narrower.
Hedgerows, waste ground, waysides and tips.
Flowers June and July.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland as an escape from cultivation, or occasionally sown by birds, or self sown. . In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 19 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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