Ligustrum

Asked June 19, 2018, 1:53 PM EDT

Is ligustrum a native plant for MD?

Calvert County Maryland invasive ligustrum shrub

1 Response

There are several species of Ligustrum, privet and they are not native. They are invasive and not sold in nurseries anymore. They form dense thickets and crowd out native plants. We do not recommend planting them.
See our website and attached links for more information
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/problems/invasive-shrub-control
https://www.invasive.org/eastern/Midatlantic/

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