Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Amur Privet

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Large
  • Scientific Name: Ligustrum amurense Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Privet
  • Zone: 3
  • Plant Size: 8-12'
  • Habit: Upright
  • Culture:

    Very adaptable. Tolerates dry conditions. Full sun to partial shade.

  • Notes:

    Small, white ill-scented flowers in June and black fruit in fall. Its only justifiable use in the landscape is as a trimmed hedge.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Hedges should be trimmed wider at the base to allow adequate light to the lower branches which will keep the hedge looking full. Hedges may be trimmed from spring to mid-July. If a hedge becomes overgrown and woody it may be renewed by cutting the entire plant to near the ground level in late fall or early spring.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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