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Golden Privet hedge plants

Ligustrum ovalifolium 'Aureum' hedging

From £7.99

Golden Privet hedge plants (Ligustrum ovalifolium 'Aureum') have a lot to offer with bright, green foliage, margined and splashed with yellow and creamy-white, summer flowers and glossy, black autumn berries. A vibrant evergreen plant, Ligustrum ovalifolium 'Aureum' is extremely popular for formal hedging, providing year-round colour and screening.

  • Best Features: Variegated evergreen foliage, wildlife friendly, summer flowers, year-round interest, RHS Hedging
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1m - 4m high
  • Growth Rate: Average | 20 - 40cm a year
  • Position: Any normal or moist sites, full sun or part shade, exposed inland or coastal
  • Also Consider: Common Privet for classic green foliage or Griselinia littoralis 'Dixon's Cream' for a creamy yellow variegated leaf.
Grouped product items
ImageRoot TypeHeight NowExtra InfoNo Per
Golden Privet 40/60cm 2L pot
Golden Privet 40/60cm 2L pot

Pot Grown
2L Pot


3 to 5






Golden Privet 60/90cm 2L pot
Golden Privet 60/90cm 2L pot

Pot Grown
2L Pot


3 to 5






Golden Privet 60/90cm 5L pot
Golden Privet 60/90cm 5L pot

Pot Grown
5L Pot








Golden Privet hedge (Ligustrum ovalifolium 'Aureum') description

A Golden Privet hedge provides shelter from winds and reduces noise pollution. Ligustrum ovalifolium 'Aureum' makes a great screening plant and is ideal for both formal and informal gardens, landscape hedging and also works well when planted in beds and borders.

Combine Golden Privet plants with

This evergreen hedging provides a striking effect when planted alone; however, you can also combine Golden Privet plants with other shrubs for hedging to create a tapestry style hedge.

Growth rate of a Golden Privet hedge

Golden Privet hedges have an average growth rate and will achieve approximately 20-40cm each year. Ligustrum ovalifolium 'Aureum' is at its best when maintained at a height between 1m - 4m.

Care advice for Ligustrum ovalifolium 'Aureum' hedges

Please be aware that Golden Privet hedging can defoliate when transplanted. Bare roots will defoliate more so, but you may still experience this problem with root balls and pot grown plants. 

Ligustrum ovalifolium 'Aureum' does, however, recover well in the spring. Golden Privet plants require watering in well during the first winter if the weather is dry and they also require a light trim whilst still growing. Once it is mature, a simple trim at any time is sufficient. For more information, please view our Hedging Care Advice section.

Suggested planting density for Golden Privet hedges

For information on planting density guidelines for Privet hedging, please see the product table. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.

Golden Privet hedges are available to buy year-round as pot grown and cell grown plants. Bare roots and root balls are available for pre-order in the summer and will be delivered in early autumn.

Mostly, our Golden Privet plants are UK grown by our hands-on experts who have years of nursery growing experience. If we do find it necessary to source Golden Privet from outside of the UK, we aim to make sure that our overseas suppliers are unbeaten on quality. At best4hedging, we make every attempt to ensure that your Golden Privet hedge plants arrive in the freshest condition and that they are of the highest quality, all whilst protecting our fantastic prices. Rest assured, you can buy Privet hedging online with absolute confidence.

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bare roots up to 1.2m


pot size up to and including 7.5L

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bare roots 1.2m+







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pot size 10L & above,  root ball & topiary


(min qty 3)



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