Ligustrum obtusifolium regelianum (Japan)
Habit: Normal shrub, 1-2 m tall and wide, with horizontally extended twigs in layers; crossed over each other; slow-growing.
Flowers: Small, cream-white panicles, June to July; pungent.
Fruits: Decorative, dense, persistent berries, pale blue-green or blackish from September, pea-size, unpalatable.
Leaves: Oval-elongated, early shoots end of April, fresh to medium green, brown-violet in autumn to wine-red, end of October to November, persistent.
Demands: Sun to semi-shade, takes well to heat, frost hardy, good for urban areas, does not need wind protection.
Soil: Dry to fresh substrates, not demanding, tolerates some salt.
Note: Tolerates cutting, but this affect its broad habit and plentiful fruits.
Hardiness: Zone 6a