What is the plant
Wild privet, Ligustrum vulgare, is native to the UK and Europe and is often included in mixed native hedge mixes to provide evergreen cover in winter. It bears small white flowers in summer, followed by dark purple/black berries. It’s a popular roosting and nesting habitat for birds and its flowers and berries are well used by local wildlife. It’s the main caterpillar foodplant of the privet hawk-moth, Sphinx ligustri.
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