Amur Privet

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This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.

Scientific Name:
Ligustrum anurense


Native to:
Northern China

Mature Height and Width:
12-15 feet by 8-12 feet

Additional Notes:
Maintained privet hedges provide hardy natural barriers and shrub habitat patches in urban areas.  However, like many now popular species introduced into new environments, Amur privet is native to northern China, seeds can spread and lead to the development of new populations that compete with native plants for growing space.  There are no records of Amur privet becoming invasive in Illinois at this time.