Terminal panicles of slightly scented 4-lobed white flowers. Fruit are small inedible black berries. Elliptical-lanceolate opposite leaves, narrower than the leaves of Garden Privet, L. ovalifolium. Very slightly hairy 1st year twigs. Grows as shrub or small tree.
Prefers well-drained neutral or calcareous soils. Hedges, scrub, roadsides, wood edges, sea-cliffs. Thought to be native only in counties Dublin, Galway, Tipperary and Waterford.
Identified by Paul Green
Wild Privet, Ligustrum vulgare