Ligustrum sinense Lour. (ITIS)
Chinese privet, small-leaf privet, Chinese ligustrum
Asia (Cuda et al.)
1800s (Cuda et al.)
Introduced as an ornamental (Cuda et al.)
Forms dense thickets that displace native species (Cuda et al.)
USDA. FS. Southern Research Station. CompassLive.
Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense) is one of the worst invasive plants in the South. It dominates the shrub layer and often becomes the only shrub underneath trees, especially in streamside areas. But insects and spiders living in fallen leaves and leaf litter were not affected by a privet invasion in Georgia, as a recent study shows.
Distribution / Maps / Survey Status
Google. YouTube; University of Florida. IFAS. Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. Or, to display all related content view all resources for Chinese Privet.
Council or Task Force
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Galveston Bay Estuary Program; Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC).
Centre for Invasive Species Solutions; Atlas of Living Australia; Australian Government. Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.
USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program. GRIN-Global.
State and Local Government
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Division of Plant Industry.
Mississippi Forestry Commission.
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
See also: Invasive Plant Fact Sheets for plant species (trees, shrubs, vines, herbs and aquatic plants) that have impacted the state's natural lands
Mississippi State University. Extension.
See also: Publications - Invasive Plants for more resources
University of Florida. IFAS Extension. Integrated Pest Management.
Pennsylvania State University. Cooperative Extension.
University of Florida. IFAS. Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.
- Cuda, J.P., and M.C. Zeller. Chinese privet, Ligustrum sinense, Prospects for Classical Biological Control in the Southeastern United States. Florida Agricultural Experiment Station Journal Series No. N 01574.
Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Ligustrum sinense. [Accessed Sep 10, 2014].