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Leaves and fruits cause gastric distress if ingested.

Ligustrum hybrid 'Suwannee River'

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Evergreen, Shrubs

LIGUSTRUM

Most widely used as hedges, though one type is a street tree; can also be clipped into formal shapes and featured in tubs or large pots. All bear abundant, showy clusters of white to creamy white flowers in late spring or early summer (some people find the scent unpleasant). Flowers attract bees. Clipped hedges bloom less heavily, since shearing removes most of the flower-bearing branches. Blossoms are followed by small blue-black berries; birds eat them, thus distributing seeds. Most privets grow well in any soil.

Ligustrum hybrid 'Suwannee River'

Reported to be a hybrid between Ligustrum japonicum ‘Rotundifolium’ and Ligustrum lucidum. Slow-growing, compact plant reaches 1 1/2 ft. tall in 3 years, eventually grows 3 to 4 ft. high and wide. Leathery, somewhat twisted dark green leaves; no fruit. Use as low hedge, as foundation planting, in containers.

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