Wild Privet hedge (Ligustrum vulgare) description
Wild Privet hedging plants are best suited to moist, well-drained soils with full sun to partial shade. Wild Privet is classed as a semi-evergreen as it will lose some of its leaves in frosty conditions.
Popular uses for Wild Privet hedges
Plant Ligustrum vulgare plants to provide food and shelter to bees, butterflies and birds.
Combine Ligustrum vulgare with
We would suggest combining Wild Privet with other native hedging plants, please see our native hedging range.
Growth rate of wild privet hedge plants
Ligustrum vulgare has an average growth rate of 20-40cm per year and can be maintained at 1-4m.
Care advice for privet hedging
Please be aware that Wild Privet can defoliate when transplanted. Bare roots will defoliate more so, but you may still experience it with root balls and pot grown plants. However, Wild Privet does recover well in the spring. Prune your Wild Privet hedge in late winter-early spring. Please view the best4hedging care advice as well as our planting instructions for further information.
Planting density recommendations for wild privet
For information on planting density 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. You can find out about planting density here.
Ligustrum vulgare is available for purchase year-round as cell grown and pot grown plants. Wild Privet is also available as bare roots and root balls, for delivery between October-late April/early May and can be pre-ordered from mid-summer.
On the whole, our Wild Privet plants are UK grown by our on-site specialists who have years of nursery growing knowledge and experience. Occasionally, we will source Ligustrum vulgare hedging from outside of the UK. In this instance, we got to every length to ensure our suppliers cannot be beaten on quality. At best4hedging we strive to provide the freshest condition plants at the highest standard, all whilst providing competitive prices. Rest assured, you can buy Wild Privet online with complete confidence.