Privet (Ligustrum spp)


Another escapee from residential hedges, dispersed by seed-eating birds.   Leaves are small and leathery, opposite on the stem, elliptical to oval.  Flowers are small white racemes in June.


Similar to burning bush and honeysuckle, shrubs grow large in unattended areas and shade and crowd out other species.


Similar to burning bush and honeysuckle, pull, dig, and weed wrench ®.

Links and Resources

For more information on how to identify and control Privet, please refer to the resources below:

  1. Penn State Extension for identification and control