Tree Information

Common Name: common privet

Scientific Name: Ligustrum vulgare

Native/Naturalized: Naturalized

Database ID: 2892

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 50 in.

Height: 17 ft.

Crown: 32 ft.

Points: 75

Date Last Measured: 2021

Last Measured by: Ben Blankenship

Date First Measured: 2021

Comments: Tree is clearly an older specimen. It is completely hollow in the trunk and has two halves which are partly separated. It appears relatively healthy for an older specimen. It appears to have been in an overall open position most of its life, which explains it’s shrubby growth habit. The species has become invasive in the area. Circumference was measured at 1 foot above ground, due to abnormal splitting of the species.

Ben Blankenship Apr-21

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Dinwiddie

State Map

Land Owner: Amos and Moonyeen Rideout

GPS Coordinates: 36.913449, -77.590297

Owner Email:

Directions: Behind house, past row of ligustrum bushes, at edge of forest line. It’s on the edge of a small patch of woods divided by two fields.

Owner Address: 18144 Hardwood creek rd

Midlothian , VA 23114

Owner Phone: 804-478-4999

Contact Information

Contact Name: Ben Blankenship

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 500 winamack Ct

Midlothian , VA 23114

Contact Phone: 804-245-5013


Original Nominator(s): Ben Blankenship

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