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Privet - 50 Shrubs

Sale price$174.99

Size 1-2'

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Martha Melton
Northern Privet

I ordered 200 Northern Privet plant to put in a hedge along our property line. They arrived very quickly and were packaged extremely well. I highly recommend this nursery! Plants all look very healthy. Thank you!

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Lily Jacobs
Northern Privet

The best plant for fencing around your house. I had this for so long already.

Privet Plants are Evergreen and Makes Excellent Privacy Hedges

Privet, also known as Ligustrum, is a genus of flowering shrubs and small trees that belong to the olive family (Oleaceae). Approximately 50 species of it are native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa. It is commonly grown as a hedge plant because of its dense foliage and fast growth rate.

The plant can grow up to 20 feet tall and 15 feet wide, depending on the species. The leaves are small, oval-shaped, and dark green, growing in an opposite pattern on the stems. The flowers are white or cream-colored and are tiny and fragrant.

The plants are generally easy to care for and adapt to various soil types and growing conditions. It is also fairly drought-tolerant but will benefit from regular watering during dry periods.

Privet Plants are Evergreen or Semi-Evergreen



One of the main advantages of the plants is their fast growth rate. With proper care, they can grow up to two feet per year, making them an excellent choice for those looking to quickly create a hedge or privacy screen.

However, this fast growth rate can lead to overgrown and unruly hedges if not regularly pruned.


Privet plants can be propagated through seeds or cuttings, but cuttings are preferred. Take a cutting from a healthy plant and place it in a rooting hormone. Then, plant the cutting in well-draining soil and water it regularly until it establishes roots.

Regarding pests and diseases, plants can be susceptible to spider mites, scale insects, and aphids. They can also develop leaf spots or powdery mildew if grown in humid conditions. Regular monitoring and proper care can help prevent these issues.

Overall, the plants are a versatile, low-maintenance option for hedges and privacy screens. Their dense foliage, fast growth rate, and adaptability make them popular for homeowners and landscapers.

Privet shrubs are versatile and easy to grow