What's so bad about Japanese privet (aka waxleaf ligustrum)?
I have quite a few of the Ligustrum japonicum around my house, which I bought 2 years ago. I have read that they are highly invasive, send out hardy volunteers, need to be pruned constantly, etc. etc.
Yet I have only had to prune one of them once in the last 2 years, and I've never seen any volunteers. I've also never had to water them or tend to them in any other way. The flower smell is a little sickly in my opinion, but that seems to be the only negative so far.
So why are these so evil?