Golden Privet Hedging Description
This variegated plant has bright green leaves with yellow margins and some completely yellow leaves and forms creamy white flowers in July, which are attractive to insects. It is less vigorous than the green variety Ligustrum Ovalifolium (approx 20cm pa) and it will respond to clipping by forming a dense, formal hedge. For a less formal Privet alternative, try Wild Privet (Ligustrum vulgare).
Privet is resistant to pollution and therefore popular in urban and suburban gardens. Golden Privet will grow well virtually anywhere other than wet sites. Its leaves are harmful if eaten.
Pot grown plants have recommended densities shown but you can increase or reduce this density dependent on your level of patience. We also have a lovely root ball in this variety which is bushy and requires fewer per metre - our suggestion is 2 per metre but you can increase or reduce this according to the effect your are looking for and your budget.
Please note that Privet can defoliate when re-planted (especially bare root) - plants will recover in Spring.
Pot grown and instant hedging plants are available all year round. Bare roots are only available from november to late April/early May. Root Ball plants are available from mid-October to mid-April.
If you're keen to step away from the conventionally green hediging, then we have a wide range of colourful hedging plants, including other plants with golden edged leaves such as Oleaster 'Gilt Edge', Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald and Gold' and Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'. Have a look out our extensive selection of evergreen hedging for other alternatives to Golden Privet.
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
Golden Privet can be trimmed regularly throughout the growing season upto 2 or 3 times during the summer which will help promote a healthy bushy plant.
is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Boxes (Bare roots and pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£4.99 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Pallets (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)||£60.00 delivery charge (orders up to £200 incl VAT)||Orders of £200 and over - FREE|
There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.)Delivery Time
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