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
Faster
Sun Sun
Full Sun or Partial Shade
Moisture Moisture
Drought tolerant (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Dull
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
No
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Ornamental
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
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
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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