Amur North River Privet

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Outstanding Hedges Amur North River Privet

  • The Most Popular Hedge-Shrub in the United States
  • Fast-Growing Hedge
  • Beautiful Flowering Privacy Screen
  • Panicles of Fragrant White Flowers in Spring
  • Butterfly Magnet
  • Can Be Trimmed to Any Size and Shape
  • Tiny Purple Drupes Feed Birds
  • Extremely Cold Hardy
  • Grows in Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Easy Care, Perfect for Beginners and Experts Alike

Need a hedge... yesterday? You'll never, ever regret this fragrant choice.

There is a good reason that Amur North River Privet (Ligustrum amurense) is so popular. It's beautiful, low-maintenance, super speedy and can be kept to any size or shape.

It's incredibly cold hardy, and can thrive in both full sun or partial shade. Plant them and watch how quickly they establish themselves into a perfect hedge.

Grow them formally, with manicured shearing. Or, let them do their thing and grow into a pretty, informal focal point.

These fast growing, deciduous shrubs are primarily grown for outstanding hedge plants. But you can also use one as a pleasing specimen plant; especially if you plant it just where you need a boost of strategic privacy.

Wait to prune until late spring, and you'll enjoy the sight and scent of the white flowers. Short panicles of tiny flowers will seem to spring forth in all directions on hardy, erect stems.

Butterflies and other pollinators will appreciate the nectar as a special treat. It's amazing to see how many are drawn to your yard in an enchanting display.

Leave the flowers on to develop into tiny, black drupes in the fall. They will tend to hang on into the winter for local songbirds birds to enjoy.

Or, trim those flowers off, and shear the plants into a multi-stemmed, dense growing shrub with oblong leaves. You'll love the expansive feeling that only occurs in a private yard.

Amur Privet isn't just an attractive and adaptable plant; it's also winter hardy, drought tolerant, transplants easily and is long-lived. In fact, it's so hardy that it thrives in almost any conditions.

This is a highly beneficial shrub for the home landscape. It's versatile and hard-working, whether left to grow naturally as a lovely shrub, or pruned to a fit a particular purpose.

It's easy to see why it's the most popular hedge plant in America today. Order your Amur Privet today!

How to Use Amur North River Privet in the Landscape

This is a great plant to use for screening. Imagine a pretty, living green wall around your pool deck or outdoor dining room.

After all, these fast growing, and dark shiny green plants have been used as hedging plants for generations. You'll achieve a classic, gracious look with ease by using Amur Privet as a formal, sheared hedge.

Plant these 2 feet apart on center to create a barrier and for screening. For fuller, faster results, stagger a double row in a zigzagging planting pattern. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next.

If you'll be keeping them short, tighten the planting space between to 18 inches. You'll love your even and uniform hedge.

Amur North Privet features new leaves that emerge with a purplish tinge and quickly age to shiny green. Include these plants as a wonderful backdrop to a wildlife garden.

You'll be thrilled to see butterflies and pollinators at the delicate white flowers. Following the flowers, small dark berries develop and the birds love them. Put lots of bird houses, bird baths and butterfly houses nearby. Don't forget a puddling station for butterflies!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Amur River North is an extremely hardy Privet selection. This deciduous shrub is easy to grow and is very adaptable to most soils. They will thrive in sun or part shade.

Water carefully to establish and during periods of drought.

Prune it any time of year. If you want the pretty white blooms for butterflies, wait until after the blooms are past.

It can be pruned to any size and shape desired. Prune it at any time of year.

When training your plants into a hedge, always be sure the lowest part of the plant is the widest part. Keep the tops a bit more narrow than the bottom, to encourage foliage all the way to the ground.

Renewal prune the oldest, thickest stems out at ground level each year. To start over fresh, if needed, simply cut all plants down to 2-3 inches tall and allow the plants to re-grow from the roots.

You'll be thrilled with the high quality of Nature Hills plant material. Order your Amur North River Privet today!

Buying Options for Plants

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.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

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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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
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
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Amur North River Privet Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ligustrum amurense
Mature Height 12 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color White
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes