Ligustrum vulgare

Family Oleaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesCommon Privet, European Privet
SynonymsInformation unavailable
Growth formShrub
Seed dispersal morphologyFleshy fruit/Edible/Aril
Maximum height (m)5
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeWestern Asia, Europe, northern Africa
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC
Exotic range (other)Southern Africa, North America, Oceania, Atlantic Ocean Islands
Habitat types (exotic)Bushland, Disturbed areas (including trails), Garden escape, Riparian systems, Scrublands/shrublands, Woodlands
Soil type (exotic)Clay, Loamy, Sandy
Decade of introduction1840

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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