Invasive Species In North Carolina
Type of Organism
Spread of Organism
To prevent privet from growing, we have to limit the planting of this plant and remove existing plants within a landscape. If possible, the removal of existing plants should be done before the seeds are produced, which can be done by hand-pulling. Larger plants may need to be dug out, however. Another form of removing this plant is by using some type of foliar spray that is designed for this specific purpose. If used appropriately, there will be minimal soil disturbance.