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Order: Scrophulariales
   Family: Oleaceae
            Genus: Ligustrum
                        Specie: ovalifolium

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 12 ft (3.5 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Glossy dark green leaves; flowers in summer; black fruit

Uses: Hedge Screen Shrub borders

Zones: 5-10

Description: This species, usually growing to 12 ft (3.5 m) high, is one of the most frequently cultivated privets and is regularly used for hedging. It loses its shiny deep green leaves in very cold climates. White flowers are borne in mid-summer. ?Argenteum?

Growth Habit: Erect branching habit

Comments: Cultivars available; has escaped cultivation in New Zealand and the USA

Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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