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    Golden Privet 4.5 Litre 40/60cm

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    Green Privet 4.5 Litre 100/125cm

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    Privet Hedge - Ligustrum Attrovirens 5 Litre 140/150cm

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    Green Privet 7.5 litre Pot Grown 110/120cm Extra Bushy

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    Golden Privet 7.5/10 Litre 90/110cm

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Privet Hedging (Ligustrum)

Privet hedging, latin nameLigustrum Ovalifolium, is a popular choice for gardens and landscaping alike, thanks to its beauty, versatility and adaptability. This evergreen hedge is well-known for its dense foliage, rapid growth rate, and its ability to create an excellent privacy barrier. Whether you're looking to add structure to your garden or create a secluded retreat, Privet Hedging is a fantastic option.

Privet Hedge Plant Description

If you’re in search of a low-maintenance garden hedge that combines both aesthetic appeal and practicality, Privet Hedging is a great choice.

Privet hedging (Ligustrum ovalifolium) is prized for its lush oval-shaped green leaves and delicate white flowers that bloom during the summertime, attracting an array of wildlife such as butterflies and bees, bringing your garden to life. It's almost consistently an evergreen hedge but can be known to shed some leaves in winter, making it semi-evergreen.

The popularity of planting Privet hedging stems from its dense foliage, which not only provides privacy but also serves as a barrier against pollution when cultivated as a formal hedge. It’s also a fast grower (about 40cm per year), and thrives in most conditions, making it perfect for urban or suburban gardens.

Benefits of Choosing Privet Hedging

  • Enables privacy
  • Reduces noise reduction
  • Enhances pollution
  • Windproofing
  • Aesthetic appeal, year round
  • Thrives in most soil types, except excessively wet soils
  • Will flourish in both full sun and partial shade
  • Can be used for coastal and exposed sites

Growth Rate of Privet Hedge Plants

Expect an average to fast growth rate of about 30-60cm per year, allowing you to maintain a manageable hedge height between 5-8 feet with a spread of 4-6 feet, ensuring your garden always looks neat and well-maintained.

Care Advice for Privet Hedging

To keep your Privet hedge in prime condition, we recommend trimming it at least twice a year in late spring and late summer. This preserves its form and ensures a tidy appearance, without the risk of trimming growing roots.

While Privet hedging may experience defoliation when transplanted, especially with bare roots plants, it typically recovers well during the spring, with no permanent damage.

Keep the soil consistently moist during the first year of growth. Once established, water during dry spells.

Planting Advice for Privet Hedge Plants

Placement: Privet Hedging thrives in various soil types, including standard, chalky, and clayey soils, and can adapt to both full sun and partial shade. It also flourishes in inland locations and areas with exposure to the elements. These hedges grow up to 5 meters in height, so be sure to choose a spot that accommodates this.

Soil Preparation: Choose a well-draining site and loosen the soil to a depth of 12-15 inches.

Planting Depth: Dig a hole slightly deeper and wider than the root ball of the plant. Place the privet hedge, fill the hole with soil, and water thoroughly.

Varieties of Privet Hedge

At Grasslands Plant Nursery, we offer an impressive selection of privet hedging varieties, each with its unique characteristics:

Common Privet (Ligustrum vulgare): A classic choice, reaching a height of 5-8 feet with a spread of 4-6 feet. It boasts a moderate growth rate and is ideal for creating well-defined hedges.

Golden Privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium 'Aureum'): This stunning variety features golden-yellow foliage, adding a touch of vibrancy to any landscape. It grows up to 6-10 feet tall and has a spread of 5-7 feet.

Variegated Privet (Ligustrum obtusifolium 'Variegatum'): With striking variegated leaves, this variety adds visual interest to your garden. It grows to a height of 6-12 feet with a spread of 5-10 feet.

Choosing Privet Hedging

Selecting the right privet hedging variety depends on various factors. Consider the soil type and drainage in your area, the amount of sunlight the site receives, the desired height and density of the hedge, and its intended purpose—whether for privacy, windbreak or simply enhancing your landscape's aesthetics.

FAQs

How fast does privet hedging grow? Privet hedges have a fast growth rate, typically adding 30-60cm in height per year.
How tall can privet hedging get? Privet hedges can reach a height of 5-12 feet, depending on the variety and growing conditions.
What type of soil is best for privet hedging? Privet hedges prefer well-draining soil but can tolerate various soil types, including clay and loam.
When is the best time to plant privet hedging? Plant privet hedging in spring or early fall for the best results.
Can privet hedging be pruned into different shapes? Yes, privet hedges are amenable to pruning and can be shaped into various forms, like a formal hedge or topiary.

Buy Your Privet Hedge from Grasslands Nursery

At Grasslands, we take pride in providing top-quality privet hedging plants for your landscaping needs. Our vast selection, speedy delivery, and affordable prices make us the preferred choice for gardeners and landscapers alike. Experience the unmatched beauty and functionality of privet hedging with Grasslands Plant Nursery.

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