133233 Wild Privet Ligustrum vulgare Oleaceae Height to 5m
Branched, semi-evergreen shrub. Bark Reddish brown with distinct gashes. Branches Dense, much-divided; twigs downy. Leaves Shiny, untoothed, oval, opposite. Reproductive parts Flowers creamy white, 4-5mm across, fragrant and 4-petalled; in terminal spikes. Fruits shiny, black and clustered. Status Native on calcareous soils but also widely planted.