Green Privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium) is one of the most popular semi evergreen hedging plants in the UK and certainly one of the best sellers at Hopes Grove Nurseries. The oval shaped leaves are lighter green when young, becoming much deeper green as the growth ripens. Clusters of fragrant white flowers emerge from Privet shrubs during summer, with the flowers being more prolific on untrimmed plants.
In the shelter of more suburban town gardens, Privet hedges will often stay evergreen all year round, in more windy and exposed situations the plants can drop leaves, particularly after cold snaps. This is perfectly normal and they will be clothed with fresh new leaves early the following season.
Privet is one of our most popular hedges because it is virtually indestructible and perfectly suited to our climate. It’s a versatile hedge that grows in any soil type that is not waterlogged, from thin and sandy to heavy clay, and including chalk.
Green Privet hedges can be kept tidy with a single trim at any time of year, more frequently if you want a very manicured and formal look. Green Privet are versatile hedging plants and may be used to create hedges of all sizes from under one metre to three metres or more. They have a moderately fast growth rate of at least 30cm a year in reasonable soil, new hedges of any size will give cover reasonable quickly without getting out of hand when the ultimate height is reached.
Pot grown Green Privet hedging plants have the advantages of being available to plant at any time of year (there is no wrong time), and they do not suffer from root disturbance meaning they establish and grow quickly. We usually have them in a wide range of sizes from economical two litre pots, through to large plants up to around two metres tall for more instant effect.
Our recommended spacing per metre is included next to each size but you can plant further apart if you are patient (or closer together if you need fast coverage.) You may find our plant calculator handy, enter the number of metres you need to plant to work out the quantity needed, check the double row box for a really thick and dense hedge more quickly. (This option will use 50% more plants).
We offer generous quantity discounts and delivery is free on orders over £50 (ex VAT).
For any questions about our pot grown Green Privet hedging, or any other plants from our range please call our friendly sales team of hedging experts on 01580 765600.