Amur privet (Ligustrum amurense)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Amur privet
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Amur privet (Ligustrum amurense)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4
Mature Height Mature Height
8 to 12 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
10 to 12 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Sun Sun
Full Sun or Partial Shade
Moisture Moisture
Drought tolerant (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Flower Flower
Fruit Fruit
Evergreen Evergreen
Native to WI Native to WI
Additional Information Additional Information
dense, upright shrub; 8-12’ tall; 10-12’ wide; fast grower; dark green leaves; no fall color; creamy-white flowers in late spring; black, poisonous fruit in fall; full sun to partial shade; adaptable to most soils and pH; drought, urban and air pollution tolerant; intolerant to wet soils; can shear into a formal hedge but won’t have flowers or fruit; can become invasive, hence, do not plant near any natural areas; native to Asia; hardy to zone 4

UW Extension
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Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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