Plant ID forum: Please help identify this plant

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May 22, 2016 7:04 PM CST
I'm in zone 8a, North Texas and I bought some acreage. These shrubs are everywhere and seem to make good cover. They appear to grow alongside roads and under big trees. I think they're native just because I see them everywhere...
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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May 22, 2016 7:33 PM CST
Possibly Waxleaf Privet Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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May 22, 2016 8:15 PM CST
Looks a lot like a Ligustrum to also. The leaves look to small to me for L. japonicum. Possibly L. sinensis or L. quihoui. No matter which species, if it is Ligustrum then none are native. They are considered very invasive which is why you see them everywhere.

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