Ligustrum ovalifolium Hedge Plants Description
Ligustrum ovalifolium, or Privet hedging as its more commonly known, inherits rich green leaves and develops creamy white flowers in July, which attract butterflies and birds. However, the flowers are generally clipped away. Ligustrum ovalifolium is almost a permanent evergreen hedge once established, making it a popular choice to have in the garden. However, depending on the weather it can experience some leaf fall in colder weather particularly when establishing, which is why it is often classed as semi-evergreen.
Privet hedging is a relatively, fast-growing plant (approximately 30m per annual). It is recommended to trim this shrub a couple of times during the summer months to encourage the formation of a dense, formal garden hedge that is resistant to pollution, making it a popular choice in urban and suburban gardens. Please note, the leaves and flowers are harmful if eaten.
Ligustrum ovalifolium will grow well virtually anywhere other than wet sites. Privet is suitable for coastal situations, although it might defoliate slightly in winter if near the coast. You can view our range of hedging for exposed sites here.
Common Privet has two main alternative varieties: Golden Privet, which retains Privet's neat growing habit in a more colourful foliage; or Wild Privet, which has a looser growing pattern and narrower leaves.
Youll see our recommended planting densities for each size and root type listed in the product grid. We suggest that you use these as a guide, taking into consideration how long youre willing to wait to see your finished hedge. As a rough indication bare roots can be planted at anything from 3 to 7 per metre and cell grown between 4 and 6 - the higher densities here would need to be planted in a double staggered row or zig-zag.
For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section
General hedge trimming should be done twice a year, once in early June and again in late September. It is important to prune at the right time, so as not to remove new growing shoots.
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|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Small Box (Bare Roots up to 1.2m)||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Box (Pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Large/Tall Box (Tall bare roots 1.2m +)||£18 delivery charge (orders up to £120 incl VAT)||Orders of £120 and over - FREE|
|Pallet (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)||£60 delivery charge (orders up to £240 incl VAT)||Orders of £240 and over - FREE|
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