Ligustrum Ovalifolium Siberian Privet
The Ligustrum ovalifolium also known as the green privet is a hardy and very durable hedge, ideal for windy or coastal locations. It’s fast growing so will quickly form an impermeable wall of green, which will be covered in creamy white flowers in summer. The rate of growth is approx 30-40cm per year.
We supply bare-root plants, which establish themselves more quickly than ones supplied in pots.
Details Ligustrum ovalifolium siberian privet hedge
- Bird Friendly
- Blooms: June – July
- Flower colour: white
- Leaf colour: Green
- Full grown height: 1. 50 – 2 m
- Full grown width: 75 – 100 cm
- Plant location: sunny
- Plants required: 5 per metre
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
- Harmful if eaten
How to take care of Siberian Privet
PRIVET (LIGUSTRUM OVALIFOLIUM) this extremely adaptable hedge plant is resistant to shade and smoky air so can literally be planted anywhere! Any garden soil will do and it thrives in sun or shade. If left untrimmed it produces unpleasantly scented white flower clusters in June or July, followed by black berries (attention: harmful if eaten!) To make a hedge, plant 4 trees per metre.
Cut back all shoots by half in mid spring after planting. After 1 year during late summer, cut back all growths by half again. Keep cutting each year until desired height is reached. Then clip twice a year (late spring/early autumn) to keep in shape.
IMPORTANT: All parts of this plant are non-edible. Do not apply fertilizer until your trees have been in the ground for at least 6 -8 weeks. It could burn the new roots.