Location: West Campus
Approximate blooming period: June

Border Privet, Ligustrum obtusifolium

Origin: Japan 
Habitat: Hardy to USDA Zone 4 
Height and Form: deciduous medium sized semi-evergreen shrub that is usually 10-12 feet tall and 8-10 feet wide
Foliage and Bark: multistemmed from the base, with spreading, light gray, twiggy, branches. Leaves are deep green and turn reddish-purple in the fall 
Flowers, Fruit and Seeds: small white long, tube-like flowers are in clusters at the ends of the branches turn into small black fruits. The flowers are not pleasant smelling 

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