Common Privet shrub??

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  1. BonaDea

    BonaDea Active Member

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    These are photos of what may be Common Privet. Could it be the Chinese or English variety?? This shrub or small tree is very common in this area. Found as a hedge in urban areas and in the wild. At this park in Russellville, Arkansas USA it is found in the understory of larger trees. Thanks!!!
     

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    One of the other species of Ligustrum, with smaller leaves.
     
  3. tlpenner

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    I'd bet on the evergreen Boxleaf honeysuckle -- Lonicera nitida -- due to the following:
    -small leaf size
    -blunt tipped leaves
    -glossy rather than dull leaf surface
    -the thin branches

    rather than Ligustrum.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Small leaf size does not rule out Ligustrum. Appearance of twigs shown and other features like those of Ligustrum.
     

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