Ligustrum japonicum. JAPANESE PRIVET, WAXLEAF PRIVET. N. China, Korea, Japan
OLEACEAE (Olive family)

Shrub, usually seen as a low hedge to 6 feet tall; opposite, glossy, dark green, simple 2-4 inch long leaves.Shearing often removes buds/flowers. Also used as topiary (e.g., Math Court near Albizia julibrissin). A low growing cultivar 'Texanum' is widely planted around bike racks. One of the hardiest and most used woody plants on campus; it is, like India hawthorn, ubiquitous.

Lasuen Mall at Green Library and School of Education; Between Green and Meyer libraries; Tresidder Union; Humanities Center south side.

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Related material: Stanford Grounds Plant Information Sheet. List No.14, p.5

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