common privet

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to common privet: Ligustrum vulgare
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.common privet - deciduous semi-evergreen shrub used for hedges
privet - any of various Old World shrubs having smooth entire leaves and terminal panicles of small white flowers followed by small black berries; many used for hedges
References in periodicals archive ?
Of the non-coniferous evergreens, the common privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium) is the most widely planted especially in towns although, more than any other hedging plant, it robs the soil of moisture and nutrients and in cold districts drops its leaves in winter.
sinense as potential freestanding shrubs and all the variations on the common privet, L.
It's no surprise to find that the good old common privet, which has obviously stood the test of time, is one of the toughest roadside plants.