Ligustrum sinense
Common name: 
Chinese Privet
Pronunciation: 
li-GUS-trum se-NEN-se
Family: 
Oleaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf semi-evergreen shrub/small tree, 10-20 ft (3-6 m) tall.  Leaves simple, opposite, elliptic to elliptic-oblong, 2.5-8cm long, entire, dull dark green, pubescent on midrib below.  Black fruit that is distributed by birds, and can become a "weed".
  • Sun or shade.  Though plant.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone (6)7      Native to China.
  • Note:The plant has escaped from cultivation and is considered an invasive species in several areas, especially in the southeastern U.S.
  • Ligustrum: classical Latin name for the European species (L. vulgare).   sinense: of China.
  • Oregon State Unvi. campus: west side of Bexell Hall.
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