Ligustrum sinense

Family Oleaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [WoNS shortlist (pre-2012); NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesChinese Privet, Narrow-leaf Privet, Small-leaved Privet
SynonymsInformation unavailable
Growth formShrub, Tree
Seed dispersal morphologyFleshy fruit/Edible/Aril
Maximum height (m)5
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeAsia
Exotic range (Australia)ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS, VIC, WA, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island
Exotic range (other)Southern Africa, North America, Oceania, Indian Ocean Islands, Pacific Ocean Islands
Habitat types (exotic)Bushland, Disturbed areas (including trails), Forest, Riparian systems, Roadsides, Urban areas, gardens and parks, Wastelands, Woodlands
Soil type (exotic)Most soil types
Decade of introduction1850

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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