Garden Privet - Ligustrum ovalifolium


Shrub 1 to 3 metres tall and densely branched. Leaves oval, smooth, untoothed and short stalked. Flowers white, 4 to 6 mm in dense pyramidal panicles, fragrant. Fruit a berry black when ripe.


Hedgerows, waste ground, waysides and tips.

When to see it

Flowers June and July.

UK Status

Evergreen perennial.

VC55 Status

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

UK Map