Privet of some kind?

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

Notes:

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?

COMMENTS

  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Compare to Japanese privet here: http://www.carolinanature.com/trees/lija.html

    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.
    http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=LIJA

    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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