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ID white blooming lilac-like shrub

Posted by iris_gal z9 CA (My Page) on
Fri, May 6, 11 at 0:17

This spring blooming shrub has a honey-like scent and attracts bees. The mature leaves are 2 inches long and 1 inch wide. They are directly opposite each other along the branches. We are in Sunset zone 15-16 - too warm for peonies and lilacs. The nursery can't id it. The few I've seen are in the older areas of this town.

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RE: ID white blooming lilac-like shrub

It is privet, also known as Ligustrum.


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RE: ID white blooming lilac-like shrub

I agree :-)


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Yep


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RE: ID white blooming lilac-like shrub

Thank you. Had to be something fairly common - this is not the gardening capital of the world.


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RE: ID white blooming lilac-like shrub

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Fri, May 6, 11 at 23:39

It must not be, if "the nursery" did not know privet.


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RE: ID white blooming lilac-like shrub

Well ................ any regular on these forums probably knows more than the employees at our 3 local garden centers. We no longer have a true nursery. My error, I should have said garden center. I'll have to become acquainted with the buyer of the best one (ACE Hardware).

The Ligustrom (privet) I knew in Oregon had quite a different leaf shape. A google search exposed privet pollen as being disastrous for asthma & allergy sufferers so maybe I shouldn't try propagating.


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RE: ID white blooming lilac-like shrub

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 30, 14 at 12:59

Funny that this old thread is near the top of the page.


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RE: ID white blooming lilac-like shrub

You were right to see a resemblance to Lilac. Same family.


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RE: ID white blooming lilac-like shrub

Oh yes, bboy - didn't spot the date.


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