Privet is a genus of about 50 species of poisonous, evergreen, semi-evergreen and deciduous shrubs and small trees.
Latin name: Ligustrum ovalifolium
They grow in any soil, as long as it is well-drained, in full sun and part shade. Species with coloured foliage require full sun.
They tolerate formative pruning. Used mainly in hedges and flowerpots.
Easily propagated by cuttings. Typical species can also be propagated by seeds and cultivars by grafting onto Ligustrum japonicum.
Semi-evergreen shrub with small green leaves and white flowers in early spring.