Common name: Privet
Scientific name: Ligustrum vulgare, Ligustrum ovalifolium, other Ligustrum species
Hazard associated: The leaves and berries are poisonous. Children might be attracted to the shiny berries, especially if they observe birds eating them with impunity.
- Many people have an allergic response in the vicinity of privet bushes in flower.
- Privet has traditionally been used as a hedging plant due to its hardiness. Plants which are regularly trimmed tend not to produce flowers and fruit.
- Cultivars of privet may have green or yellow berries, instead of the more common black. Also the leaves may be variegated in some cultivars.
Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privet