Privet Hedge Types

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  1. Golden Vicary Privet Zones: 5-8
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  4. Sunshine Privet Zones: 6-10
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  5. California Privet Hedge Zones: 5-8
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Privet Hedge Types At Nature Hills Nursery!

Privet shrubs are classic and opulent flowering ornamentals with highly sought-after foliage and form! These hardy, adaptable, and gorgeous varieties will define and enhance any yard or garden with ease!

All About Privet Shrubs!

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The common name Privet came about in the first century from the Roman author and naturalist, Pliny the Elder. Privet shrubs are native to Europe, Northern Africa, and Central Asia, and many varieties are used as herbal medicine and in flower arrangements.

Oval-shaped medium-green leaves feature an eye-catching yellow underside, and highly scented summer blooms attract a bevy of pollinators. The flowering Privet (Ligustrum) has a fine texture and takes to shearing well, growing together to form a solid screen.

Either sheared formally or left to grow their tidy natural manner, unpruned Privet can form bird-friendly berries in the fall!

What Is a Privet Hedge?


Either broadleaf evergreen, semi-evergreen, or deciduous (usually in cooler climates) Privet are ornamental shrubs. Privet bushes became popular in Britain during World War II when iron gates and railings were confiscated for armament manufacture.

A Hedge is any type of living boundary comprised of bushes or shrubs. While you can create a hedge from many types of plants, the flowering Privet shrubs in the genus Ligustrum are among the most popular for this application!

The most popular applications for these shrubs include:

  • Create Garden Rooms and outdoor Privacy
  • Privacy hedges and screening
  • Low garden edging, Facer plants, and garden filler
  • Fantastic en masse fill and erosion control
  • Single specimens or groupings
  • Shear into formal hedges or as Topiary accents

Ligustrum Shrub Varieties


Find easy-care, fast-growing Privet hedges for many USDA planting zones 4 through 9 at Nature Hills! Chinese privet hedges do very well in southern climatic zones and keep leaves all year around in Zones 6-9.

All of these fragrant flowering plants feed pollinators and the later emerging berries feed birds while the dense branching provides amazing cover and nesting sites!

Caring For Privet Bushes

Privet tolerate windy, exposed sites and heavy pruning, performing well in urban settings where there is pollution or poor soil. Privet hedge is suitable for shaded areas, but will not do well in heavy, wet soils. Mulch your new installations well, keep them weeded to reduce competition, and water them regularly during their first year.

Pruning Privet is easy!

Privet may be pruned at just about any time of the year between late spring and mid-autumn and it can be pruned or sheared 2 or 3 times a year with no harm to the plant. Privet hedges can also be cut back severely and recover quickly.

Privet is ideal for topiary and you can use electric shears to create informal or other shapes.

Pruning makes Privet vigorous and the regrowth is denser after each trimming. Privet will create new growth in former leafless areas when the sun hits it.

Learn more about pruning your Privet shrub or hedge in our #ProPlantTips For Care Garden Blog!

Why Buy Privet Hedges from Nature Hills Nursery?

Buying plants online can seem like risky business. But at Nature Hills, we guarantee that every tree, shrub, or plant we send out is of the highest quality and is shipped in a manner that ensures safety in transit.

We remain continuously in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations regarding live plants with help from Plant Sentry™. Join thousands of happy customers in achieving the gorgeous landscape you've always wanted with peace of mind from Nature Hills Nursery.

Order your next Privet Hedge from Nature Hills today!

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