|This is a bushy deciduous, sometimes semi-evergreen shrub most often used for shrub borders and hedging. Leaves are dark green, lance shaped, to 2 1/2 inches long. White flowers are held in panicles to 2 inches long, followed by round blue-black fruit. Clip hedges twice in summer. There are actually many better privets on the market today due to twig blight. The leaves will hold late into the season, sometimes into December.