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Ligustrum (any hardy shrub variety) (Privet (any hardy shrub variety))

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
4m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ligustrum (any hardy shrub variety)

Other names

Privet (any hardy shrub variety)

Genus

Ligustrum Ligustrum

Variety or Cultivar

Ligustrum (any hardy shrub variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Ligustrum (Privet), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Ligustrum (any hardy shrub variety) are upright, bushy, evergreen or semi-evergreen shrubs with oval, glossy, green leaves, some variegated, and, in summer, dense panicles of small, tubular, white flowers sometimes followed by spherical, glossy, black fruit.


Ligustrum (any hardy shrub variety) is: Evergreen

Habit

Upright, Bushy

Toxicity

All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Variegated, Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Leaf mining moths , Thrips Aphids , Leaf mining moths , Thrips

Honey fungus Honey fungus

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. Hedge pruning group 2 if grown as a hedge. Trim new growth back by 15cm every time it has grown approx. 30cm. Stop pruning in late summer avoid frost damage on new growth.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Ligustrum (any hardy shrub variety) (Privet (any hardy shrub variety)) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grows well in any moist but well-drained or well-drained in sun or partial shade. Suitable for use as a hedge.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Ligustrum (any hardy shrub variety)

Other names

Privet (any hardy shrub variety)

Genus

Ligustrum Ligustrum

Variety or Cultivar

Ligustrum (any hardy shrub variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Ligustrum (Privet), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Ligustrum (any hardy shrub variety) are upright, bushy, evergreen or semi-evergreen shrubs with oval, glossy, green leaves, some variegated, and, in summer, dense panicles of small, tubular, white flowers sometimes followed by spherical, glossy, black fruit.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Upright, Bushy

Toxicity

All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Variegated, Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Leaf mining moths , Thrips

Specific diseases

Honey fungus

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. Hedge pruning group 2 if grown as a hedge. Trim new growth back by 15cm every time it has grown approx. 30cm. Stop pruning in late summer avoid frost damage on new growth.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ligustrum (any hardy shrub variety) (Privet (any hardy shrub variety)) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grows well in any moist but well-drained or well-drained in sun or partial shade. Suitable for use as a hedge.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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