6x Privet Ligustrum ovalifolium white - Bare rooted - Hardy plant

Ligustrum ovalifolium

6x Privet Ligustrum ovalifolium white - Bare rooted - Hardy plant

Ligustrum ovalifolium
Hedge with strong roots.
A sturdy hedge! That exactly what this two-year-old privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium) is. During a mild winter, the privet will remain green. In the spring, the hedge produces white flowers. These later change into black berries. The berries are poisonous to humans, but birds love to eat them. The hedge will flourish in all types of soil and is easy to prune. For a beautiful, closed hedge, we recommend using five plants per metre.We deliver the privet as bare-root stock: just the six bare branches and roots. The plants are shipped fresh from the ground. They are already two years old. This gives them additional strength, enabling them to branch out faster than they would in a nursery pot. Plants grown from bare-root stock also adapt to their new environment more easily. They grow better and they're more economical.The hedge should be pruned twice per year. Once in the spring and once in the autumn. For the best results, give the hedge "beech and hedge" food. The hedge will grow in any moist, well-drained soil. Make sure that the ground stays moist during the initial period after planting. It's best to give them extra water during dry periods. Sufficient light is needed to ensure good growth. The hedge grows best in full or half sun.
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How we measure

From the bottom of the nursery pot to the top of the plant.

Seasonal effects

The appearance of a hedge changes between seasons. From a bare plant lying dormant in winter to fresh greenery in spring, in full bloom during summer to leaves changing colour and dropping in autumn. This is a natural process courtesy of mother nature. Our plants will be delivered accordingly.

Latin name: Ligustrum ovalifolium
Delivery type: Supplied as bare-rooted plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Green,White
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow, Shadow
Green stayer: Yes
Leafs all year: Yes
Hardy plants: Yes
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Naturalizing: No
Scented: Deliciously Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Flowering: June - August
Growing Height: 150 - 200 cm
Planting distance: 20 - 25 cm

Dig a trench for the Ligustrum ovalifolium. Improve the excavated soil with compost and manure. Add some sharp sand to heavy soil. Soak the plants in water for one hour before planting. Divide the hedges into the drench planting five shrubs for every metre. You can also plant a double row of shrubs. The top of the root balls should be flush with ground level in the garden (please note that some land will collapse). Fill with soil, and give it lots of water so that it almost turns into a swamp. It is advised to prune the top of the hedges immediately after planting. Water regularly during the first year after planting.


Ligustrum ovalifolium is a very strong hedge that requires minimal maintenance. Be sure to prevent the roots from drying out during the first few months after planting. It needs enough light for a good growth. You can also plant some bushes or large perennials next to the hedge. During the winter, compost and cow manure pellets are greatly appreciated.

Privet hedge needs pruning

An Evergreen Privet hedge should be pruned two to four times per year in order to keep a pretty tight shape and not let the hedge grow too wide. It is best to prune the hedge so that it is slightly wider on the bottom and gets trimmer towards the top. If you want a nice straight cut at the top we suggest you use a rope as a guide. It should be first pruned in April, and the second pruning should take place around mid-June. The third pruning should take place in August and the fourth in October.


Ligustrum ovalifolium is a very well known hedge plant that keeps some of its leaves in the winter and tolerates pruning very well. If you don't prune too much, cute white flower clusters will start appearing in summer. The flower clusters smell delicious!


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