|This is a bushy deciduous, sometimes semi-evergreen shrub most often used for shrub borders and hedging. Leaves are dark green, elliptic shaped, 1 to 3 inches long. White flowers are held in panicles to 2 inches long, followed by round blue-black fruit. Clip hedges twice in summer. This is considered the best of the many Privets though some consider it a weed. It grows tenaciously in sun or shade up to 20 feet. It can be trimmed into many forms.