Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense) is another plant that produces huge numbers of berries which are spread by birds. This shrub is an aggressive invasive. I HATE Privet!!! It is nearly impossible to get rid of, short of resorting to chemical warfare! We have fought these shrubs in our yard for nearly 25 years! The berries are poisonous if eaten, they may cause abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. Children should be taught at an early age to never put berries from the woods or yard into their mouth.