Invasive Plant Factsheet: Privets (Ligustrum japonicum & L. sinense)

First introduced from Asia in 1852 as ornamentals, this group of shrubs was used extensively for privacy hedging before their invasive characteristics were discovered. Now they disrupt native plant communities in the understory of forests throughout the southeastern U. S., including Virginia. Both Arlington County and Alexandria list these species as invasive.

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet Print Version (Legal Size):
Privets (Ligustrum japonicum & L. sinense)

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