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Ligustrum vulgare

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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
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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 Best 4 Hedging 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.

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Ligustrum vulgare reviews

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Feedback for Ligustrum vulgare has been compiled from 5 customer reviews

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Ligustrum vulgare

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Cherry Laurel hedge plants
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Healthy plants very happy to use again thanks
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Ligustrum vulgare

  • Customer also bought: .... :
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Healthy plants.
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Ligustrum vulgare

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Holly hedge plants
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  • Spindle hedge plants
  • Approved Flowering Bird Friendly hedging
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Excellent
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Ligustrum vulgare

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Hawthorn hedge plants
  • Blackthorn hedge plants
  • Spiral Guard & Bamboo Cane
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Great roots really pleased
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Ligustrum vulgare

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Spindle hedge plants
  • Pussy Willow plants
  • Viburnum opulus hedge plants
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  • Wild Cherry hedging shrubs
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Excellent
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