Supplied as strong 2 year old plants in a 10cm pot ready for planting.These are NOT small plug plants Privet can be grown as a small formal hedge or a large hedge.It is evergreen/semi-evergreen and can provide excellent shelter and privacy
Common Name: Green privet Genus: Ligustrum Species: ovalifolium Skill Level: Beginner Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade Hardiness: Hardy Soil type: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline Height: 400cm Spread: 400cm Time to take cuttings: April to June Flowering period: July to August
The denseness provides an ideal nesting site for small birds.A hedge will grow quite quickly up to about 8-10ft(2.5-3m).For a neat looking it can be clipped twice a year.It will tolerate most conditions including shade and exposed areas.Cut the hedge back to 30cm at planting and prune hard in the first 2 years. The plants have been grown in the nursery for 2 years and will have an excellent root system ready for planting.Plant 15-45cm(6-18 inches) apart depending on how thick you want your hedge
If not clipped the plants will reach 4 metres.widely planted as an ornamental plant in temperate regions worldwide, and has become naturalised widely in some areas. It is often used for screening, and also as a mass landscape and ground cover plant. Most forms are tough shrubs that can cope with difficult growing conditions (including shaded and dry conditions), and which respond well to pruning. The foliage is also used for cut greenery in floristry.