Oleaceae (olive family) Ligustrum

Ligustrum ovalifolium California privet

Ligustrum ovalifolium branchlet. John Rawlings

An apparently old planting ten yards south of the heritage funeral cypress near Arboretum Rd. and Palm Drive. Blooming May 15, 2006.

From: Rehder, Alfred. 1986. Manual of cultivated trees and shrubs hardy in North America: exclusive of the subtropical and warmer temperate regions. 2nd ed., rev. and enl. Portland, Ore.: Dioscorides Press. The Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA)

Name derivation: Ligustrum – Latin ligulare, to tie, in reference to the use made of the flexible shoots.

About this Entry: John Rawlings authored the text.