Wild and garden Privet (Ligustrum), Lilac (Syringa) and young Ash saplings (Fraxinus), Guelder-rose, Holly, Honeysuckle, Snowberry, Vibernum tinus, Forsythia and Spirea.
Apparently privet moth caterpillars will eat either wild or garden privet, as well as some other common garden shrubs https://butterfly-conservation.org/moths/privet-hawk-mothCaterpillar Food Plants
Wild and garden Privet (Ligustrum), Lilac (Syringa) and young Ash saplings (Fraxinus), Guelder-rose, Holly, Honeysuckle, Snowberry, Vibernum tinus, Forsythia and Spirea.(their typo)Dear Member.Thank you for the info.: )
Silver surfer said:
Hmm! interesting question. Tough.Wild privet is Ligustrum vulgare....the only native one in UK.It is only semi evergreen.The leaves are smaller narrower..Young twigs pale brown densely but minutely hairy.3rd link has tips on id which may help.https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife-explorer/trees-and-shrubs/wild-privethttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ligustrum_vulgarehttps://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/wild-privetWhilst Garden privet is Ligustrum ovalifolium...has larger more broadly oval leaves, hairless bud scales etc.https://www.google.com/search?q=Ligustrum+ovalifolium+id&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwi8nL78_4_6AhUa8xoKHQVeA-UQ2-cCegQIABAA&oq=Ligustrum+ovalifolium+id&gs_lcp=CgNpbWcQDDoECCMQJzoFCAAQgAQ6BAgAEEM6BAgAEB5Q_AdYyxBghytoAHAAeACAAYgCiAH7BJIBBTAuMy4xmAEAoAEBqgELZ3dzLXdpei1pbWfAAQE&sclient=img&ei=AYofY_yXJ5rma4W8jagO&bih=595&biw=1280&client=firefox-b-d Maybe order from here to get correct one.https://www.ashridgetrees.co.uk/ligustrum-vulgare-hedge-plants?gclid=CjwKCAjwsfuYBhAZEiwA5a6CDJvbAyJOsmriMVYJOlPM7Qs_NNotwOLcKCqjVzZ-nle9n4YEljV8NhoC0H0QAvD_BwEhttps://www.hedgesdirect.co.uk/acatalog/wild_privet_hedge.html