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Northern Privet

Northern Privet

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When thinking of a hedge, the image comes to mind of the classic neighborhood “grass fence” that running along a house or driveway. These branched borders are often privet hedges, or ligustrum in Latin. Northern Privet is actually, scientifically, classified as a shrub, with the common name. Several logical reasons factor into the privet shrub being chosen for a hedge.

Northern Privet Is Remarkably Versatile

This sturdy shrub is resilient to pollutions and other sensitivities common in plants. They endure in a range of hardiness zones and can grow under anything from partial shade to full sun. Although they prefer moist soil, privet shrubs can also grow in flexible soil pH and water levels. These hedges are especially useful in urban areas like the mid-west, where there is not only a fair amount of pollution, but also salt on the roads for a large portion of the year. This fast growing shrub is also salt-resistant.

Benefits Of Planting Northern Privet

Another characteristic which makes it useful as a hedge in a densely populated area, is the ability to fill in when pruned properly. With a potential growth rate of 3 feet per year, the shrub can each a mature height upwards of 15 feet and 8 feet wide and the dense leave provide a natural fence of privacy from a bustling city street. The privet hedge can be pruned and shaped to the desired effect, and should be done just after flowering.

The Growth Of Northern Privet

Northern Privet is seen flowering around late spring or early summer, usually in June, sometimes accompanied by a distinguishable smell. A more distinct characteristic of this plant, versus other everyday neighborhood shrubs, is that they produce blackberries, preceded by white flowers. Privets will have different characteristics depending on the zone in which they’re grown. They can sometimes be seen with gray-green spots and creamy edges. Their list of qualities, along with their affordability, have made privet hedges a top landscaping choice.hedges a top landscaping choice.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Jane Cooley

north Privit and it was in good condition, just in time for below freezing temps we are at or below 32degrees. I did think that these shrubs were of the evergreen type.
I do look your product and will be ordering more as it warms here in Kansas
Thank you
Ms Jane WeinerCooley

Justin Rabidoux
Arrived in good condition

They arrived in a much smaller box than I anticipated, which was nice. I ordered 35 and will be planting them any day before winter sets in.

Question: how far apart should I plant them from each other? I am trying to create a wall/fence.

Eagar Landscaper
Privet Plants (3-4 feet)

Arrived in healthy condition ready for planting. Packaging is top notch. All plants are in the ground awaiting spring. This will make a beautiful hedge.

Thank you for your 5 stars! We are glad to hear we provided you with top-notch service! We appreciate the feedback and would love to work with you again.

Anne Nelson

I love how you can shape this shrub to your likings! Just gorgeous!

We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, Anne. These are the stories that keep us so motivated to continue doing what we are doing, and we are so happy to hear that you had a great experience.