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Ninebark vs Wild Privet

Physocarpus opulifolius

Ligustrum vulgare

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Ninebark
Wild Privet

Ninebark is a small, multi-stemmed shrub, that is used to add texture or colour to any yard.

It features flaky, cinnamon-brown bark, attractive white flowers, and long, maple-like leaves.

Wild Privet is a fast growing ornamental shrub that is well suited for forming hedges and privacy screens. It will retain its leaves in warmer climates but drops them in colder areas. They have small white flowers, though the smell is often considered unpleasant. While the berries are inedible, they are a good food source for many bird species.

It is recommended to prune Wild Privet immediately after flowering, as it can readily self seed. It is deer and rabbit tolerant. It can grow in dry areas, on slopes, and withstand the wind making it well suited for many growing conditions.

NINEBARK QUICK FACTS

WILD PRIVET QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 5a
Height: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: small pink to purple berry like follicles
Berries: black
Flowers: small white clusters
Flowers: white
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium




Toxicity: If ingested, all parts of this plant will cause severe discomfort. Toxic to dogs, cats, and horses

Other Names: common privet, european privet