Ligustrum vulgare

Common privet (bare root 60-90cms)

Price: €1.10

Privet is a tough hedge plant that can tolerate most conditions, including seaside, poor soil and extreme cold. It makes a good plant for hedges in difficult areas and the berries are attractive to birds. It is semi-evergreen, in that it loses most leaves in extreme cold, but not all, and is therefore valuable as part of mixed hedgerow where it can provide useful nesting, shelter and berries. It is more vigorous than the Japanese privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium), which is more often used in cities and suburban gardens. Spacing is a matter of choice: for a quickl establishing hedge, plant up to 6 plants per metre in 2 staggered rows. Alternatively, plant 3-4 plants per metre in a single row.

  • 60-90 cms tall.
  • Bare root plants with well-developed roots.
  • Delivery November to March only.
  • Delivery is approx 3-4 weeks from receipt of orders.

Note on delivery: Due to the labour and handling involved, bare root orders can take 3-4 weeks. We email you before delivery so that you will know when to expect delivery. Trees are carefully wrapped and are delivered via courier. Read more on bare root plants...