LIGUSTRUM (PRIVET) as a Hedgeplant

(semi-evergreen)

The most ubiquitous hedge plant in the British Isles. It will tolerate a smoky atmosphere, wind, poor soil, and considerable neglect, and produces fragrant, dull white flowers in late July and August. 3 to 10 ft.

Ligustrum ovalifolium (common privet). Put in young plants 1 ft. apart in winter. Cut back to 9 in. from the ground in the first March. Later trim carefully, and once the hedge has thickened and become established, cut and shape severely several times during the summer.

L. o. aureum (golden privet), similar to the type in growth and treatment. If leaves revert to green, cut out the shoots concerned carefully with secateurs.

Ligustrum ovalifolium

Ligustrum ovalifolium (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

14. November 2012 by Dave Pinkney
Categories: Boundaries - Hedging, Fencing, Gardening Ideas | Tags: | Comments Off on LIGUSTRUM (PRIVET) as a Hedgeplant

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