| Privet is a widely grown evergreen/semi evergreen, meaning that it is generally evergreen but may lose some or all of its leaves in very hard winters although it shoots right back again in Spring. Privet has rich green leaves and forms creamy white flowers in July, which are attractive to butterflies and birds, but are generally clipped away. Privet is almost indestructible once established and a very popular choice. It is quite fast growing (approx 30cm pa) and should be trimmed a couple of times during the summer to encourage the formation of a dense, formal garden hedge, resistant to pollution and therefore popular in urban and suburban gardens. Privet will grow well virtually anywhere other than wet sites and is suitable for coastal situations although it may defoliate a bit in Winter near the coast. Its leaves and flowers are harmful if eaten.|
Prices shown are the price per plant, other than packs of 250, 500 and 1000. Planting distance is very much a matter of choice and can be varied depending on your budget and level of patience. For bare roots, 3 plants per metre is adequate, 5 is good, 7 in a double staggered row makes a dense hedge quicker. Smaller plants are generally planted at higher density than tall plants. Pot grown and rootball plants have recommended densities shown but you can increase or reduce this density dependent on your level of patience. See also our Advice section on Planting Density on the right hand side of our website.
Please note that Privet can defoliate when transported and replanted (especially bare root but there is also some defoliation with root ball and pot grown plants - especially at the base) - plants strongly recover in Spring.
Pot grown plants are available to buy all year round. Bare root plants are only available from November to late March/early April. Root Ball plants are only available from mid-October to mid-April.
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