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.