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Ligustrum vulgare

Wild Privet hedging

From £6.99

Ligustrum vulgare, commonly known as Wild Privet, is semi-evergreen and particularly wildlife-friendly. Its bushy habit creates a great nesting site for wild birds and although some may find the scent of its white flowers unpleasant, bees and butterflies love them.

  • Best Features: white flowers, semi-evergreen foliage, black berries, wildlife-friendly
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1-4m
  • Growth Rate: Average | 20-40cm
  • Position: Sunny, partial shade, moist to normal soil, sheltered or exposed, inland or coastal
  • Also Consider: Common Privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium) or our Laurel Hedging range
Grouped product items
ImageRoot TypeHeight NowExtra InfoNo Per
Wild Privet 40/60cm 2L pot
Wild Privet 40/60cm 2L pot

Pot Grown
2L Pot


3 to 5






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

Pot Grown
2L Pot








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

Pot Grown
5L Pot


3 to 5






Wild Privet 80/100cm 1 Metre Trough
Wild Privet 80/100cm 1 Metre Trough

Instant Hedging

80/100cm 1m Trough

Free delivery over £350 Find Out More

1 to 1.5






Wild Privet 160/180cm 1 Metre Trough
Wild Privet 160/180cm 1 Metre Trough

Instant Hedging

160/180cm 1m Trough

Free delivery over £350 Find Out More

1 to 1.5






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.

Delivery Time - Please note that delivery times are currently 2-7 days. *Some troughs, trees and premium products may take up to 14 days delivery.

Free Delivery - The majority of orders over the minimum order values shown below are delivered FREE to UK Mainland. Please note, we are unable to deliver to N.I. and the Republic of Ireland.   (Exceptions apply - see Delivery Areas)

all costs & min.order

min. order
free delivery



pot grown
& topiary




planting essentials

standard box delivery


bare roots up to 1.2m


pot size up to and including 7.5L

(min qty 12)


ornamental & fruit trees

all tools, irrigation, canes & mulch matting

tall box delivery


bare roots 1.2m+







pallet delivery




pot size 10L & above,  root ball & topiary


(min qty 3)



pleached trees delivery







All pleached trees



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