LIGUSTRUM ovalifolium

Commonly known as Oval-leaf privet

Common green privet
Further Reading....
  • 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

LIGUSTRUM ovalifolium

 
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  • 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
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Border
    Suitable for a shrub border
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • 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.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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Dec
Cold weather damage to evergreen plants
Ligustrum - Growing Guide
4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

Buy Varieties of LIGUSTRUM ovalifolium

LIGUSTRUM ovalifolium 'Argenteum'

LIGUSTRUM ovalifolium 'Argenteum'

Silver privet

cream edged leaves

 
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LIGUSTRUM ovalifolium 'Aureum'

LIGUSTRUM ovalifolium 'Aureum'

Golden privet

golden variegated privet

 
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Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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