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Privet Hedging Plants (Ligustrum)

The privet hedge (Ligustrum) is a popular hedge because it can tolerate shade and poor soil, is fast growing and is great for wildlife. It is a deciduous shrub and is native across Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia. We stock a variety of privet plants throughout the year, including; Ligustrum Ovalifolium Aureum, Ligustrum Ovalifolium, and Ligustrum Vulgare.

This beautiful hedging plant is renowned for its fragrant, delicate white flowers that appear in the summer, which then turn into black fruits come autumn to help feed wildlife. It’s quite a sturdy hedge, and may only lose some of its leaves during a very cold winter. It provides a dense covering and will need pruning, which it responds well to as it grows rather quickly.

It is suitable for hedge designs that are between three and 10 feet, and it’s best to plant them 12 to 18 inches apart for a single row. For a thicker, fuller hedge, plant a staggered row, 18 inches apart and 15 inches between rows.

Take a look at our range of privet plants below. Should you have any questions or require any advice before making a purchase then please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of our specialist team members on 01580 765600, or take a look at our contact page.

  • The rich gold markings on the foliage of this semi evergreen large shrub makes Ligustrum Ovalifolium Aureum a great alternative to green privet for a bit of colour.

  • Ligustrum Ovalifolium is a popular versatile semi evergreen widely used for hedging. It is fast growing creating a lovely dense hedge with medium sized dark green leaves.


  • Often used in mixed hedges Ligustrum Vulgare is a semi evergreen with shiny green leaves and white flowers followed by black fruits in autumn attracting wildlife.

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