Privet, Gewone Liguster (Afr.)
Also known as the common European privet, wild privet and common privet, this species is a deciduous shrub with a bushy growth habit. Grown for their lance-shaped foliage and small, unpleasantly scented, white flowers. These lead onto black berry fruits. They are good for a shrub border or as specimen plants and all make good hedging.
Generally not harvested.
Sow seed in spring or autumn and keep moist.
Take semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Birds feed on the fruit.
Make good hedges, reacts well to clipping to form formal hedges.
Attracts useful insects
Europe, North Africa, Southwest Asia.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Alkaline, Acid
Susceptible to aphids, leaf spot, scale insects, leaf-mining moths, thrips, honey fungus, wilt.