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Manchurian Lilac (Korean Lilac) vs Wild Privet

Syringa pubescens ssp. patula

Ligustrum vulgare

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Manchurian Lilac (Korean Lilac)
Wild Privet

Manchurian Lilac (aka Korean Lilac) is a medium-sized shrub that features fragrant clusters of pale purple flowers in late spring.

Manchurian Lilac is less affected by disease than other lilacs and will create a beautiful border, hedge, or privacy screen. If you are looking for a lilac for your shelterbelt, consider Common Purple Lilac or Villosa Lilac first.

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.

MANCHURIAN LILAC (KOREAN LILAC) QUICK FACTS

WILD PRIVET QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 5a
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: red and purple
Berries: red-pink berries
Berries: black
Harvest: mid July
Flowers: pale purple
Flowers: white
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
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: korean lilac
Other Names: common privet, european privet