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LIGUSTRUM ovalifolium

Commonly known as Oval-leaf privet

Common green privet
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Available again from NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2020 - Despatch will be anytime during November or December as stock becomes available. Bareroot hedging and roses can be delayed by unfavourable weather conditions.
NOV-FEB open ground individually £3.75 each, 10+ £3.25 each

Delivery Information Available again from NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2020
plant size comparison icon Bare Rooted available NOV-FEB only
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
pot grown individually £7.50 each, 10+ £6.00 each

  • Evergreen - to semi evergreen. Oval, rich-green leaves to 6cm (2½in) long.
  • White
  • Height - 4m (13ft)
  • Spread - 4m (13ft)
  • Hedge - Ideal for hedging
  • Tall Shrub - vigorous, upright shrub. Flowers are followed by spherical, shiny black fruit.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - the privet most usually seen, but from Japan. Useful for hedging. More reliably evergreen than our native but offers little to wildlife.
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, scale, leaf miners, thrips, leaf spot, honey fungus, wilt.
  • Place of origin - Japan
  • Flower Shape - Panicles - - dense panicles to 10cm (4in) long
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
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4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

Buy Varieties of LIGUSTRUM ovalifolium

LIGUSTRUM ovalifolium 'Argenteum'

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Commonly known as: Silver privet.
Cream edged leaves
Multibuy
individually £10.50 each, 10+ £8.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

LIGUSTRUM ovalifolium 'Aureum'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Golden privet.
Golden variegated privet
Multibuy
individually £10.50 each, 10+ £8.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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