Ligustrum; Privet

Latin Name Pronunciation: lih-gus’trum

Ligustrum is a genus of about 50 species of shrubs. Most are grown for their foliage and used as privacy screens or hedges. Many have glossy evergreen leaves that are attractive all year round. The dense, leafy growth responds well to shaping and pruning, which can be done after flowers bloom in spring. Deer tend to avoid these plants.

Grow Ligustrum in full sun to partial shade, and in average well-drained soil.