Privet - Green

Ligustrum ovalifolium hedging

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Privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium) is one of our best selling hedging plants and very popular due to its bright green leaves and creamy white flowers that develop in July, which attract butterflies and birds.

Privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium) has lustrous, dark-green foliage that makes this hedging plant shine. Privet hedge plants are low maintenance and a popular choice for hedging as they carry many features, including being a fast-growing shrub.

Privet is also ideal for garden screening, windproofing and noise reduction, as well as being tolerant of pollution, making it the perfect hedging choice for built-up, urban areas. While this shrub boasts stunning creamy white flowers that appear during the summer months, they are generally trimmed off. 

Privet is evergreen/semi evergreen, meaning that it is generally evergreen but may lose some or all of its leaves in very hard winters although it shoots right back again in spring.

More Information

  • Berry Colour Black
  • Deciduous No
  • Semi Evergreen Yes
  • Evergreen Yes
  • Flower Colour White
  • Grows Up To 5m
  • Has Berries Yes
  • Is Edible No
  • Is Native No
  • Intruder Proof No
  • Privacy Hedge Yes
General hedge trimming should be done twice a year, once in early June and again in late September. It is important to prune at the right time, so as not to remove new growing shoots.

1. Select Root Type

Bare Root 

Bare roots are young plants that are only planted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). We lift bare root plants and despatch them during the planting season but they can be pre-ordered in summer to guarantee your stock. As they are cheaper to grow, they are one of our most affordable hedge planting options and the cheapest way to plant a hedge.

Root Ball 

Root ball plants are also seasonal stock as they can only be lifted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). These plants are scooped out of the ground like an ice-cream using machinery to keep their root system intact and wrapped in bio-degradable, hessian sacks.  They are mature plants that provide dense coverage very early on, ideal for when you need a thick hedge quickly. Root ball hedging plants give an instant effect and are a cheaper alternative to instant trough grown hedging. 

Pot Grown 

Pot grown plants can be planted year round and they are our mose convenient option of hedging plants. They come in a wide range of sizes, from 10cm to 2.5m so they're suitable for the majority of planting requirements. From small 2L shrubs to large 15L extra tall hedging, there will be a pot grown plant for any garden type. 

Instant Hedging 

Our Instant Hedging is grown in troughs or bags that measure 50cm-1 metre in length and carefully clipped during the growing season to create a dramatic, instant hedge effect. If you are looking for a quick fix or an instant impact, Instant Trough Grown hedging is the solution for you. 

2. Select Size & Quantity:

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  • Common Privet 40/60cm 2L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    Common Privet 40/60cm 2L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    40/60cm
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £5.50
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
  • Common Privet 60/90cm 2L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    Common Privet 60/90cm 2L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    60/90cm
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £5.99 Was £8.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
  • Common Privet 60/90cm 2L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    Common Privet 60/90cm 2L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    60/90cm
    5L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £16.99
    Planting Density:
    2 to 4 per metre
  • Privet 40L 80/100cm 1 Metre Trough Hedging Plants
    Privet 40L 80/100cm 1 Metre Trough Hedging Plants
    80/100cm 1m Trough
    1m Trough Instant Hedging
    Price £199.99
    Planting Density:
    1 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £200.

  • Privet 76L 160/180cm 1 Metre Trough Hedging Plants
    Privet 76L 160/180cm 1 Metre Trough Hedging Plants
    Privet 160/180cm 1 Metre Trough
    1m Trough Instant Hedging
    Price £229.99
    Planting Density:
    1 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £200.

    Pre-order for May 2022
  • Privet Bare Root Bundle 30-40cm
    Privet Bare Root Bundle 30-40cm
    30/40cm
    Bare Root
    Price £1.60 Was £1.79
    Planting Density:
    5 to 7 per metre
    Image shows a bare root bundle
  • Privet Bare Root Bundle 40-60cm
    Privet Bare Root Bundle 40-60cm
    40/60cm
    Bare Root
    Price £1.99
    Planting Density:
    5 to 7 per metre
    Image shows a bare root bundle
  • Privet Bare Root Bundle 60-90cm
    Privet Bare Root Bundle 60-90cm
    60/90cm
    Bare Root
    Price £2.50
    Planting Density:
    5 to 7 per metre
    Image shows a bare root bundle
  • Privet Bare Root Bundle 90-120cm
    Privet Bare Root Bundle 90-120cm
    90/120cm
    Bare Root
    Price £3.49
    Planting Density:
    3 to 7 per metre
    Image shows a bare root bundle
  • Privet Bare Root Bundle 120-150cm
    Privet Bare Root Bundle 120-150cm
    120/150cm
    Bare Root
    Price £5.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
    Image shows a bare root bundle
  • Privet 100/125cm Root ball Hedging Plants
    Privet 100/125cm Root ball Hedging Plants
    100/125cm
    3 year old Root Ball
    Price £19.99
    Planting Density:
    2 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £200.

  • Privet 150/175cm Root ball Hedging Plants
    Privet 150/175cm Root ball Hedging Plants
    150/175cm
    4 year old Root Ball
    Price £40.00
    Planting Density:
    1.5 to 2 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £200.

  • Privet 175/200cm Root ball
    Privet 175/200cm Root ball
    175/200cm
    6 year old Root Ball
    Price £59.99
    Planting Density:
    1.5 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £200.

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More Information
Berry ColourBlack
DeciduousNo
Semi EvergreenYes
EvergreenYes
Flower ColourWhite
Grows Up To5m
Has BerriesYes
Is EdibleNo
Is NativeNo
Intruder ProofNo
Privacy HedgeYes

Delivery Information

  • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
  • Our delivery lead time is currently within 3-7 days.
  • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £4.99 (box delivery).
  • Orders requiring a pallet delivery, free delivery over £200 or a £60 pallet charge if the order is under £200.
  • Bespoke deliveries that require a dedicated vehicle is a charge of £300 or free on orders over £1000.
  • We can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man, but the delivery cost will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on

For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 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 £200 please call or email us to agree a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

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