Ligustrum obtusifolium privet Oleaceae LIOB* Bx; Q; K; R;


Ligustrum obtusifolium.Matthew C.

Ligustrum obtusifolium.Matthew C. (Accessed 5/2014).

Ligustrum obtusifolium is a shrub to 3 m tall, branching opposite, young stems finely hairy. 

Leaves opposite, stalk 0.1-0.4 cm long, hairy; blade elliptic to oblong, 2-6 cm long tip pointed to blunt, base wedge-shaped, hairy below, or only so on midrib. 

Flowers white, to 1 cm long, numerous; inflorescence 2-3.5 cm long, branched, nodding. 

Fruit fleshy, 0.6 cm, rounded, black. 

Wetland status: UPL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: China, Korea, and Japan. 

Habitat: Mostly horticultural, sometimes escaping.