Japanese Privet (Japonicum) is generally described as
a perennial tree or shrub.
not native to the U.S. (United States)
and has its most active growth period in the
spring and summer .
Japanese Privet (Japonicum) has
dark green foliage and
white flowers, with
an abuncance 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
retained year to year.
Japanese Privet (Japonicum) has a
moderate life span relative to most other plant species and a
rapid growth rate.
At maturity, the typical
Japanese Privet (Japonicum) will reach up to
10 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of
Japanese Privet (Japonicum) 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
rapid 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