Plant ID forum: Can you help ID this shrub?

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Gaithersburg MD
lindalovesgardening
Oct 26, 2017 6:56 AM CST
This was a rescue and I'd like to move it, but am not sure of the light required. Can you help ID it so I can determine where to plant it in my yard?


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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Oct 26, 2017 7:14 AM CST
It looks like a privet to me. If it is it will grow anywhere under any conditions and flourish. The birds love its berries and plant them widely - and they will thrive too.
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Name: Trish
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Yorkshirelass
Oct 26, 2017 9:19 AM CST
Welcome!
It may be a variety of Phyllerea ( a member of the Olive family) In which case it will require a sunny position.
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islander
Oct 26, 2017 1:15 PM CST
Ligustrum sinense
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Yorkshirelass
Oct 27, 2017 9:19 AM CST
My apologies, yes i agree with Islander, it is Ligustrum sinense
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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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ViburnumValley
Oct 28, 2017 7:18 PM CST
Privets are invasive exotic species in the eastern US. This would be a plant to destroy and replace with any of the many native species which will all be pleasant landscape plants - and provide value to local birds and pollinating insects. Think about Dogwoods, Viburnums, Spicebush, Elderberry, and a host of other interesting flowering/fruiting/fragrant/fall coloring species.
John

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