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Ligustrum vulgare

Wild Privet hedging

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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

*Please note, 1 bare root = 1 Wild Privet plant, not a bundle of plants. We use a mixture of bare root photos taken in leaf from our growing sites in summer, as well as during the bare root planting season when Wild Privet may be defoliated.

Cell Grown Pot Grown Bare Root Root Ball Instant View All
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Wild Privet hedging Root: Bare Root Root Type: Bare Root Height Now: 40/60cm Wild Privet hedging 1+ £1.59 (ex VAT) 10+ £1.59 (ex VAT) 50+ £1.59 (ex VAT) 100+ £1.59 (ex VAT) 250+ £1.49 (ex VAT) In stock | In Stock | Bare Root | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days
Bare Root 40/60cm 2yr Plant. In Stock | Bare Root | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days 5-7 £1.59 (ex VAT) £1.59 (ex VAT) £1.59 (ex VAT) £1.59 (ex VAT) £1.49 (ex VAT)
Wild Privet hedging Root: Bare Root Root Type: Bare Root Height Now: 60/90cm Wild Privet hedging 1+ £1.99 (ex VAT) 10+ £1.99 (ex VAT) 50+ £1.99 (ex VAT) 100+ £1.99 (ex VAT) 250+ £1.89 (ex VAT) In stock | In Stock | Bare Root | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days
Bare Root 60/90cm 2yr Plant. In Stock | Bare Root | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days 5-7 £1.99 (ex VAT) £1.99 (ex VAT) £1.99 (ex VAT) £1.99 (ex VAT) £1.89 (ex VAT)
Wild Privet hedging Root: Bare Root Root Type: Bare Root Height Now: 90/120cm Wild Privet hedging 1+ £2.69 (ex VAT) Was: £2.79 (ex VAT) 10+ £2.69 (ex VAT) Was: £2.79 (ex VAT) 50+ £2.59 (ex VAT) Was: £2.69 (ex VAT) 100+ £2.49 (ex VAT) Was: £2.59 (ex VAT) 250+ £2.39 (ex VAT) Was: £2.49 (ex VAT) In stock | In Stock | Bare Root | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days
Bare Root 90/120cm 2yr Plant. In Stock | Bare Root | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days 3-7 £2.69 (ex VAT) Was: £2.79 (ex VAT) £2.69 (ex VAT) Was: £2.79 (ex VAT) £2.59 (ex VAT) Was: £2.69 (ex VAT) £2.49 (ex VAT) Was: £2.59 (ex VAT) £2.39 (ex VAT) Was: £2.49 (ex VAT)
Wild Privet hedging Root: Cell Grown Root Type: Cell Grown Height Now: 20/40cm Wild Privet hedging 1+ £1.79 (ex VAT) 10+ £1.79 (ex VAT) 50+ £1.79 (ex VAT) 100+ £1.79 (ex VAT) 250+ £1.69 (ex VAT) In stock | Pre-Order | Nov 21 Minimum Qty: 12
Cell Grown 20/40cm Min Qty 12. Pre-Order | Nov 21 5-7 £1.79 (ex VAT) £1.79 (ex VAT) £1.79 (ex VAT) £1.79 (ex VAT) £1.69 (ex VAT)
Wild Privet hedging Root: Pot Grown Root Type: 2 Litre Pot Height Now: 40/60cm Wild Privet hedging 1+ £5.99 (ex VAT) 10+ £5.99 (ex VAT) 50+ £5.89 (ex VAT) 100+ £5.79 (ex VAT) 250+ £5.69 (ex VAT) In stock | In Stock | Pot Grown | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days
2 Litre Pot 40/60cm In Stock | Pot Grown | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days 3-5 £5.99 (ex VAT) £5.99 (ex VAT) £5.89 (ex VAT) £5.79 (ex VAT) £5.69 (ex VAT)
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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

Other 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 and Planting instructions in our Advice section.

Planting density recommendations for wild privet

For information on planting density please see the product table above. 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.

Showing 20 of our total 53 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 53 reviews for Ligustrum vulgare.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
December 11, 2020 | Clinton Haynes
Ligustrum vulgare

Good quality bare root plants

December 10, 2020 | Anonymous
Ligustrum vulgare

As Above

September 26, 2020 | Jane Atkins
Ligustrum vulgare

Fantastic condition plants

July 22, 2020 | Anonymous
Ligustrum vulgare

Healthy plants as described

April 10, 2020 | Anonymous
Ligustrum vulgare


March 4, 2020 | Anonymous
Ligustrum vulgare


February 25, 2020 | PJ Morley
Ligustrum vulgare

Good hedging

February 23, 2020 | Tony Bateson
Ligustrum vulgare


May 1, 2019 | Neville Edwards
Ligustrum vulgare

As Above

April 8, 2019 | Annika Glaze
Ligustrum vulgare

Good website, good service. If I need hedge plants again I will use this company.

March 20, 2019 | Michael Greig
Ligustrum vulgare

As Above

February 4, 2019 | Anonymous
Ligustrum vulgare


July 14, 2018 | Christian j Wilkes
Ligustrum vulgare

5 star service and plants

March 20, 2017 | Anonymous
Ligustrum vulgare

Plants in great condition would use again very happy

March 20, 2017 | Anonymous
Ligustrum vulgare

Healthy plants very happy to use again thanks

February 27, 2017 | Anonymous
Ligustrum vulgare

Healthy plants.

February 8, 2017 | Anonymous
Ligustrum vulgare


January 29, 2017 | Anonymous
Ligustrum vulgare

Great roots really pleased

December 29, 2016 | Anonymous
Ligustrum vulgare

As Above

August 12, 2016 | Anonymous
Ligustrum vulgare


Delivery Cost

Free Delivery - The majority of orders over the minimum order values shown below are delivered FREE to UK Mainland.
(Exceptions apply - see Delivery Areas)

All Costs & Min. Order
Shown as ex VAT

Min. Order
Free Delivery



Pot Grown
& Topiary





Standard Delivery


Under 1.2m


Pot Size
Up To & Incl 7.5L

(Min Qty 12)


& Fruit Trees

Small Hand Tools, Irrigation
Canes & Mulch Matting

Rootgrow, Bonemeal,
Seaweed & AfterPlant

Tall Box Delivery


Over 1.2m






Large Tools

Pallet Delivery




Pot Size 10L & Above
& Root Ball Topiary


(Min Qty 3)

Pleached &
Espalier Trees
(Min Qty 5)


Pallet Deliveries

Some plants are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard box, in which case we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £170 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £170 (ex VAT) please call us on 01257 494 491 or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries

Delivery Areas

EU & NI - As of 1st January 2021, we are no longer delivering to Republic Of Ireland or anywhere else within the EU. Currently, we can no longer deliver to Northern Ireland also.

Scottish Highlands & Islands - Most deliveries to the Scottish Highlands & Islands incur an additional charge. We classify this as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, all Scottish Islands, as well as the Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle of Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by a member of our Sales Enquiries & Advice Team, so please contact us on 01257 494 491

Protected Zones - Some of the species of plants we sell cannot be shipped outside of the UK Mainland under any circumstance, in accordance with regulations set out by DEFRA. Protected Zones we cannot deliver these plants to include all of the Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, Jethou, Lihou, Burhou, Alderney & Ortac), Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, France, Ireland.

Currently, this includes any plants or packs containing plants from the following genera:

  • Amelanchier
  • Cotoneaster
  • Crataegus
  • Malus
  • Pyracantha
  • Sorbus

Delivery Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 3 to 7 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products for an additional £12 (incl VAT) but please call on 01257 494 491 before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root Balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging, and occasionally we hold backorders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.


We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and best4hedging has no further liability for them should they fail. You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

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Call our Sales & Advice team on 01257 261 243

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