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Privet (Hedging)

Ligustrum ovalifolium

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?

Increasingly popular in gardens all across the UK

Easy to grow and tolerant of most growing conditions

If left to grow will produce deliccate white blooms

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Possibly one of the most popular hedging plants in the UK, Privet can be seen in many gardens. Easy to grow and tolerant of most growing conditions these evergreen hedges can last for years. It is trouble free from pests and diseases and it's compact growth make it ideal for small and large gardens alike!.Plants will produce clusters of white flowers, but this is unlikely if hedges are trimmed regularly. Height: 4m (13'). Spread: 4m (13'). Planting distance: 30cm (12"). (4 plants per metre for a single line hedge).

The leaves are Non-Variegated

Height Up to 400cm (158in)
Spread Up to 400cm (157in)

Hardy Shrub

hedgeslow maintenance gardenwoodland garden

sun or semi shade

Flowering Months
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25 Bare Root Plants (60-90cm (24-35in) In Height) (KB0043)
1 Bare Root Plant (60-90cm (24-35in) In Height) (70285)

Grow Privet in any well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Plants will tolerate a wide range of soils, from sand to chalk and clay, and areas of pollution.

These plants are lifted from the nursery field when dormant, and sent to you in late autumn or spring for planting. They often look dead on arrival, but they are just resting in the dormant period and will establish quickly for a strong start in the garden come spring. Set out in prepared soil in holes wide enough and deep enough to lay out the roots. Tread down the planting soil to knock out air pockets. Water well to settle. Apply a mulch to protect roots from cold temperatures. If conditions prevent immediate planting, set roughly into loose soil or a pot of compost (‘heeling in’) to protect the roots. Set these at the same level as they were in the nursery field – you should see a soil line at the base of the stem. Stake trees, taller shrubs and roses to prevent root disturbance.

Ligustrum can be grown as a free-standing shrub or trained as a hedge. Free-standing shrubs will require minimal pruning; simply removed any dead, damaged or diseased growth each spring. Trim hedges in May and again in August. After pruning, mulch plants with 5cm (2”) of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plants.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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