Privet of some kind?

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Date Photo Taken: 12/31/2012
Location: Smyrna, GA
Posted By: patcs2


Didn’t see any flowers or berries, but the leaves are fairly thick and snap pretty crisply when you break one in half. It’s grown pretty fast over the last year and a half and I actually need something I can propogate from cuttings and use as a fence hedge. That said, I know privets in general (if that’s what it is) are usually considered invasives. If I use it as a hedge, would I get more than I bargained for?


  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Compare to Japanese privet here:

    January 9th, 2013 at 9:43 am
  2. rpaul Unregistered says:

    Looks like Wax Leaf Ligustrum or ligustrum japonicum. This is a cousin to the privet that will get out of control. The larger, darker leaves make a thicker and more attractive hedge.

    January 9th, 2013 at 11:56 am
  3. Susan Unregistered says:

    The only good privet is a dead privet.

    January 20th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

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