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Ligustrum ovalifolium

4 Options from £14.27

Hardy Shrub
What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

Generally untroubled by pests and diseases

Fast-growing, easy to trim and maintain

Easy to grow, tolerant of pollution and drought resistant

2 plants in 3.5 litre pots £15.98 By The End Of July 2020
1 plant in 3.5 litre pot £17.99 By The End Of July 2020
10 bare roots £14.27 By The End Of December 2020
25 bare roots £29.49 By The End Of December 2020
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery
A classic British hedging plant, Ligustrum ovalifolium is more often known as Privet and is one of the most resilient evergreen shrubs you can grow. Oval-shaped rich green leaves create a dense covering and are the perfect backdrop to the small creamy summer flowers, which are attractive to bees and butterflies. Small black berries follow in the autumn which are eaten by birds. Drought-resistant, fast growing and easy to maintain, Privet can be used for evergreen hedging or grown as part of a mixed border in sun or semi-shade. Height and spread: 3m (10').

The leaves are Non-Variegated

Hedges, Low Maintenance Garden, Scented Gardens, Specimen Plant, Wildlife Gardens, Cottage Gardens


sun or semi shade

400cm (158in)

400cm (157in)

RHS plants for pollinators

2 Plants In 3.5 Litre Pots (V59493P)
1 Plant In 3.5 Litre Pot (V59492)
10 Bare Roots (T70286P)
25 Bare Roots (KB0043)

Flowering Months
Privet can be grown as either as free-standing shrub or trained as a hedge. The Free-standing shrubs are low maintenance, needing very little priuning; simply removed any dead, damaged or diseased growth each spring. Hedges can be trimmed in May and again in August. After cutting, the plants will benefit from a mulch, approximately 5cm (2") deep of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plants. Caution: harmful if eaten.
Privet can be grown in any well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. It will tolerate soils ranging from sand to chalk and clay, and even areas of pollution.


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