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European privet (Ligustrum vulgare)

Invasive Assessment | Impact Assessment | Potential Distribution

Scientific name: Ligustrum vulgare L.

Common Name:

European privet, Common or golden privet


Not declared noxious in Victoria.


Tolerant of drought and maritime exposure the species is reported to invade grassland, woodland, open forest, forest edges, riparian vegetation, rock out crop vegetation, waste places and roadsides (Carr, Yugovic & Robinson 1992; PFAF 2007; Webb, Sykes & Garnock-Jones 1988; Weber 2003).

Photo: Privet Flowers
Privet flowers
Photo: Mark Imhof
Photo: Privet Foliage
Privet foliage
Photo: Mark Imhof
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