List of Trees 1-30

Chinese Privet

Ligustrum sinense Lour.

Family Oleaceae


The Chinese privet is a naturalized plant that grows to tree-size in the southern United States. It is the most common roadside plant in Mississippi. Its small fruits (drupes) are numerous in the spring and early summer and provide food for many species of birds. For many, it is annoying as it seems to grow almost anywhere.