- White Blooms Attract Pollinators
- Black Berries Attract Birds
- Very Quick Growing!
- Evergreen Vertical Accent Plant
Privets are classic. Privets are trustworthy. Privets are bulletproof. Privets live for years and years and can become hedges as big as houses. What do you do if you don’t have the space for a hedge that big, but really love all of the other aspects of this tough-as-nails evergreen shrub? You order ‘Straight Talk’ Privet, that’s what!
Straight Talk Privet, Ligustrum vulgare ‘Swift’, is a quick growing shrub that only grows a tiny bit wide, but can reach an impressive height! Like all Privets, it handles pruning without any problem if you need to keep it shorter.
‘Straight Talk’ is a great vertical accent for any garden. It’s tightly upright shape guides the eye upward in any garden setting. It won’t spread wide, so it always maintains a well-kept look, whether you prune it or not. Cold and drought tolerant, ‘Straight Talk’ will be a strong backbone to your garden beds and borders.
Primarily grown for its thick foliage and upright habit, it also has small, fragrant white flowers in late spring that attract bees and butterflies. The flowers are replaced in the summer and fall by black berries that the birds love.