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Old 10-17-2012, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Cedar Park/NW Austin
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Hi all. I wanted to pick your collective brilliant brains and figure out what this shrub is. There's a high likelihood it's invasive as all sorts like to pop up in our suburban yards. This particular one was planted in my side yard by my well-meaning, busybody neighbor while I was gone for a few weeks and I suspect it came from her own yard where she cultivates all sorts of plants that "just popped up".

I apologize for the low contrast in the pictures...I think my phone camera freaked out from all the green surrounding it.




I'm guessing some kind of privet...
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:41 AM
 
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I can't see details on the leaves (serrations, shiny parts) but from what I can see I'd guess a common privet is the most likely ID. You can start with that and look up other privets if you want to figure out how to control it. They would all be in the same genus of Ligustrum, common privet is Ligustrum vulgare. My personal choice would be to make it disappear as it is considered an invasive.

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/growgreen...siveplants.pdf
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Cedar Park/NW Austin
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Sounds like it may need to mysteriously catch a disease (aka me wiping a little brush killer on it)... I'm in the process of redoing that side yard anyway... I'd rather put some native white mistflower and a pomegranate for a little shade where it's at.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:40 AM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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Privet.
No diggity no doubt.

Gonna take more than a little brush killer. Privet eats brush killer for breakfast.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:06 PM
 
Location: rain city
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:48 AM
 
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wel. funny
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