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Eastern Swamp Privet

Forestiera acuminata

Eastern Swamp Privet, has glossy-green, pointed-oval leaves that are arranged in pairs on bright green, new twigs.  Older branches are ivory-gray and the trunk has smooth, brownish bark.  Male plants, have more showy yellow flowers, while the fruit on the female plants is a purple-black with an olive-like drupe. 

Great for swamps and bottomland forests
Yellow flowers that are most showy on male plants
Fruti on female plants is a purple-black, olive-like drupe

More About Forestiera acuminata:

Glossy-green, pointed-oval leaves are arranged in pairs on bright green, new twigs.  Older branches are ivory-gray and the trunk has smooth, browinsh bark, often covered with lichens and liverworts. 

Gardening Suggestions for Eastern Swamp Privet:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Wet Soil
Height:
25-35 Feet
Spread:
20-25 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
5-9

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Soil Moisture Preference
Wet Soil
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Foliage Color
Green
Habit
Deciduous
Attributes
Interesting Bark
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage