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    04 / 08 / 2018

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    Jane Sandford


What is this plant? Seems to be growing in a variety of sizes, from brush to tree around the yard. This photo is of one in the north facing flowerbed.


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Link to another species, the Chinese privet (L. sinensis). Scroll down for more photos, click on images to enlarge.

    April 10th, 2018 at 9:24am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Your shrub has opposite leaves, the branches appear to be opposite as well also with the light color trunks. These seem to match those of privets. Flowers will confirm or rule out the ID for you. If this is privet, I can’t tell which species this is. When it blooms and you still don’t know, make new post with flowers & fruits photos. Here is a link to one of the species, the border privet (ligustrum obtusifolium), click on images to enlarge. Best wishes!

    April 10th, 2018 at 8:27am

  • Stephanie Brundage Green Thumb says:

    Japanese privet would be my guess as well. Everywhere, invasive.

    April 9th, 2018 at 7:44pm

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    Not sure. Crape myrtle?

    April 9th, 2018 at 10:59am

  • Jane Leaf Lover says:

    I am concerned that it might be privet. Anyone know for sure?

    April 9th, 2018 at 9:16am

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