European Privet (Vulgare) is generally described as
a perennial shrub.
not native to the U.S. (United States)
and has its most active growth period in the
spring and summer .
European Privet (Vulgare) has
green foliage and
white flowers, with
a moderate amount of
conspicuous black fruits or seeds.
The greatest bloom is usually observed in the
with fruit and seed production starting in the
summer and continuing until
not retained year to year.
European Privet (Vulgare) has a
moderate life span relative to most other plant species and a
rapid growth rate.
At maturity, the typical
European Privet (Vulgare) will reach up to
12 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of
European Privet (Vulgare) is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by
bare root, container, cuttings, seed.
It has a
slow ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have
Note that cold stratification is
not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below
medium tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.
Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA