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15 Wild Privet Hedging Ligustrum Vulgare Plants Hedge 40-60cm,Quick Growing Evergreen

£18.99

Wild Privet / Ligustrum Vulgare

15 Plants 40 - 60cm / 1.5 - 2ft

 

These are BARE ROOTED plants which can be planted from the end of October until April and will be dispatched as soon as the weather turns cold and they become dormant.The dispatch date depends on the Autumn temperature and varies from year to year.

 

Ligustrum vulgare (Wild Privet, also sometimes known as Common Privet or European Privet), is a species of Ligustrum native to central and southern Europe, north Africa and southwestern Asia, from southern England and southwestern Sweden south to Morocco, and east to Poland and northwestern Iran.

 

Growing Details:

Common Name: Wild privet
Genus: Ligustrum
Species: vulgare
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline
Height: 3m
Spread: 2m
Spacing: 3 Plants Per Metre

 

Description:

It is a semi-evergreen or deciduous shrub, growing to 3 m (rarely up to 5 m) tall. The stems are stiff, erect, with grey-brown bark spotted with small brown lenticels. The leaves are borne in decussate opposite pairs, sub-shiny green, narrow oval to lanceolate, 2–6 cm long and 0.5–1.5 cm broad. The flowers are produced in mid summer in panicles 3-6 cm long, each flower creamy-white, with a tubular base and a four-lobed corolla ('petals') 4–6 mm diameter. The flowers produce a strong, sweet fragrance that many people find unpleasant. The fruit is a small glossy black berry 6–8 mm diameter, containing one to four seeds. The berries are poisonous to humans but readily eaten by thrushes, which disperse the seeds in their droppings.

In the British Isles it is the only native privet, common in hedgerows and woodlands in southern England and Wales, especially in chalk areas; it is less common in northern England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, where it only occurs as an escape from cultivation.

 

For the bare root planting instructions, please click here.

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  1. good strong plants 5

    Posted by janet heath on 14th Feb 2019

    were exactly as described. strong healthy plants delivered quickly

  2. Perfect 5

    Posted by Angie on 24th Apr 2018

    Shrubs arrived promptly and roots were in great condition.
    A few buds were visible. Planted the day of arrival- lovely strong shrubs- 2 weeks on and they are still looking healthy. Very impressed, would buy again.

  3. Healthy privet! 5

    Posted by Neal Jones on 4th Apr 2018

    Great service, well priced and most importantly privet hedge although just planted, already showing good shoots, should cover in no time at all!