Also called wild privet and common privet.  Part of ash / lilac / olive  family Oleaceae.

Native to 🇪🇺 Europe, northern Africa, and southwestern Asia.  Invasive > learn+quiz Invasive > Global Invasive > in USA+Canada Invasive > report it! Invasive > in USA Invasive > in Michigan

In the 🇺🇸 USA, the Lehigh Gap Nature Center suggests those seeking glossy foliage than can be pruned to a hedge replace this plant with native alternative bayberry  Myrica pensylvanica. [1]   More native alternatives (Missouri Botanical Garden).

Learn more about European privet Ligustrum vulgare

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