Phillyrea latifolia
Common name: 
Mock Privet
Pronunciation: 
fil-LY-ree-uh lat-i-FO-le-a
Family: 
Oleaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen tree/shrub, to 30 ft (9 m) tall, similar width, rounded shape.  Leaves opposite, simple, ovoid, to 6 cm long, margin toothed, dark green.  Flowers greenish-white, not showy, fragrant, in clusters.  Fruit blue-black, spherical, 6 mm.
  • Sun to part shade (best).  Moist soil.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 7      Native to the Mediterranean and southwest Asia.
  • latifolia: broad or wide-leaved.
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