North Privet Hedge

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Cold-hardy North Privet Hedge (Ligustrum x ibolium) is a sophisticated classic! It features showy foliage, fragrant spring flowers, and tiny fruit to feed small birds. Please note that all Privets are not created equal! North Privet is an improved modern cultivar that grows fast to develop a lush green hedge.

You'll love growing a thick, green column covered with butterflies in spring when the white flowering sprays cover the shrub. Privet Shrubs are also a draw for neighborhood songbirds for shelter and sustenance. Look closely in the fall for the black berries before the birds eat them all up. Growing flowering shrubs is a thoughtful way to spotlight a Butterfly Garden. Plant these taller shrubs on the north side of a collection of pollinator perennials and do a great deed each year.

Growing throughout USDA planting zones 4 to 7, you'll find so many ways to enjoy this hugely popular, graceful hedging plant on your property. Fast-growing and great in coastal areas, these are fantastic Privet hybrid shrubs! They can also be kept at any height, sheared, and shaped as you like!

Planting and Application:

Gain the privacy you crave with a gorgeous living fence. Relax and breathe deep surrounded by a cool, green hedge that grows fast to provide a sanctuary for you and your family! Even in areas with a height restriction for fencing, a long, straight or curved, North Privet Hedge grows into a screen right where you need it!

Today, families are spreading outside to live as large as possible. Create more room with the help of these outstanding shrubs. Take a walk around your yard with a fresh perspective and decide where you could steal space for an informal entertainment area for the teenagers...far away from the grown-ups.

Would you like to host dinner parties under the stars? How about adding a new stock tank pool with plenty of privacy? Leveraging a short row of North Privet Hedge planted on the west of your main patio seating will bring a blissful shaded relief from the summer sun. Put down the pruners, and give them room to develop as a fluffy, natural shrub.

Space Privet 18 inches apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. Stagger a zigzagging second row for the fastest coverage. Even tiny properties can enjoy their calm, beautiful presence! Try them as a natural divider to create an entertainment area and a personal retreat on the other side.

Install a uniform checkerboard planting of your favorite ornamental flowering trees from our catalog, uplighting into the canopy of each one. Use Privet along one side of the planting to add an impressive sense of gravity and grounding.

Commercial property owners can use these hard-working shrubs as a backdrop to a memorable garden feature. Try sculpting them with dips...or keep them pruned into topiaries.

Keep them trimmed with military precision into a tidy, formal geometric growing shrub at any height to add geometric structure as a backdrop or garden wall. Increase the value of your property with these gorgeous plants used to form a hedge. You'll definitely maximize the "liveability" in the meantime!

Place one as a free-form specimen in a strategic spot. Because they can tolerate full sun to partial shade, North Privet Hedge also makes an exceptional choice for a long-running hedge at the edge of your property. As a huge bonus, a green living fence is far less expensive than a hardscape fence.

  • Luxuriant, Glossy Foliage
  • Fragrant White Flowers In Spring
  • Nectar-Rich Blooms Attract Bees & Butterflies
  • Grows Very Quickly
  • Develops Small Berries for Songbirds
  • Can Develop Purple Fall Color in Cooler Zones
  • Classic Screening Plant, Privacy Hedges, Specimens & Wildlife Habitat

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This handsome flowering shrub won't disappoint. In optimal conditions with plenty of sunlight, it quickly reaches full height...growing as fast as two to three feet a year! Plant it where it will receive at least four to six hours of sun a day. Good air circulation will benefit your shrubs, so pull them out away from the sides of buildings.

These deciduous shrubs perform best in well-drained soil. You'll want to use Nature Hills Root Booster while planting for significant benefits that last the entire life of your hedge. Although established Privets become moderately drought'll want to protect your investment with supplemental water. Apply a moderate amount of water on a regular basis to keep your plants happy and stress-free.

Plant with Nature Hills Root Booster for lifelong symbiotic support, and regular moisture access during that first year. A spring application of fertilizer keeps your shrubs growing green! Provide a 3-4 inch deep top-dressing of arborist mulch to hold moisture, insulate the roots, reduce weed competition, and add a finishing touch to your garden design!

Prune to shape in early spring. It's ok to wait until after the fine-textured, fragrant flowers are finished. The more you prune the denser and bushier this shrub gets. Keep them trimmed in a tall triangle shape, where the bottom is wider than the top. Choose renewal pruning every 3-5 years to enjoy the flowers and fruit for your wildlife. Simply remove the older, fatter branches out at the main trunk or from the root zone.

  • Easy Care In Full Sun
  • Almost Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Can Be Sheared & Looks Great Grown Informally
  • Salt & Urban Tolerant
  • May Remain Evergreen in Warmer Zones

Speedy, showy, and spectacular, don't hate your view, block it! North Privet is so versatile! With this beautiful, classic hedge plant! Order enough of the incredible North Privet Hedge today to complete your project before it sells out! We work with professional landscape designers across the country! They count on us for large quantities and superb quality.

Our experts take tremendous care to develop their root system. When your sturdy box from Nature Hills arrives on your doorstep, you can feel very confident that you have received commercial-grade plant material!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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North Privet Hedge Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ligustrum x ibolium
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 8 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes