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Ligustrum amurense

Amur Privet
Deciduous, Shrubs, Semi-evergreen


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 amurense

From Northern China. Grows to 8–15 ft. tall, two-thirds as wide. Deciduous in coldest areas, where it is widely used for hedge and screen planting. Partially evergreen in milder climates but seldom planted there. 

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