Cheyenne Privet

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The best privacy hedges thrive in full sun or part shade, grow fast, and remain densely branched all the way to the ground! After all, you want the richest green leaves to cleanly delineate your garden rooms and add privacy to the perimeter of your property.

The Cheyenne Privet (Ligustrum vulgare 'Cheyenne') checks all of those boxes and more! Everything about this shrub speaks of its strength! The branches are multi-stemmed, the complex structure adding durability.

In spring, incredibly sweet white blooms flower from the prior year's growth. If plants are left untrimmed, they can perfume your whole landscape. Butterflies and other pollinators will appreciate the nectar as a special treat. Members of the Olive family, untrimmed plants will even produce black berries as bird food while providing a secure nesting place for local songbirds.

Its dark green, lance-shaped leaves adhere to stiff upright branches. The leaves are known to cling to the branches longer than most, so you'll still have a lush green color well into early winter.

Can you guess where it was developed? This Privet was developed in the harsh climate of Wyoming, so will thrive in the cold, and Cheyenne is particularly hardy throughout USDA planting zones 4 to 8. Growing into an upright, compact and well-branched 8-10 foot tall shrub that spreads 4-6 feet wide. Fast-growing, you won't have to wait for results!

Planting and Application:

Privet has been grown as a hedge for centuries! It's easy to grow and has wonderful features. Use this in place of a fence, or to increase the height of existing fences. Plant them to add height to your existing fence. This easily gets around a HOA restriction to provide more privacy for your family. It can be used as a long, continuous row or plant one or two to strategically boost your privacy and seclusion. A screening plant between neighbors, or even to cover up a chain link fence.

Privet's glossy green foliage and sweet-smelling white flower clusters in spring make it a great plant for a dense backdrop to a perennial garden, Cottage garden, Rock garden, or simply for your garden rooms as a background plant or an informal fluffy natural hedge.

This pretty plant can be formal, trimmed, and shaped into geometric straight lines. Or, you can choose to grow them loose and full, without trimming. Either way, you'll get a huge boost of privacy and a welcome feeling of security, order, and charm!

Screen out unsightly views and define your property in the least amount of time with this fast-growing, shiny, green-leaved plant. Privet is urban environment and pollution-tolerant, so they won't mind being planted in the front yard!

Create lush outdoor garden rooms or private outdoor dining rooms with a green wall to bring privacy, block out noise, and slow down the wind into your private garden spaces! Screen off your pool seating, backyard hot tub, or sunbathing areas to keep prying eyes out.

For a dense hedge, space them 18 - 24 inches apart. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next and the plants will grow together. If you need very fast results, size up to a larger shrub container size that we have in stock.

Include these plants as a wonderful backdrop to a wildlife garden. You'll be thrilled to see butterflies and pollinators swarming the delicate white flowers. Following the flowers, small dark berries develop and the birds love them. Put lots of birdhouses, bird baths, and butterfly houses nearby. Don't forget to include a puddling station for butterflies!

Try trimming these shrubs into short tree-form multi-stemmed specimen plants or even sheared topiary focal points! You can even try your hand at Espalier and create formal garden walls and backdrops that will become a landscape spectacle!

  • Dark, Shiny Green Deciduous Leaves
  • Upright Compact Sweetly Fragrant Flowers in Spring
  • Pollinator & Bird Friendly
  • Formal & Informal Designs & Natural or Sheared Form
  • Fast Growing Hedge, Outdoor Garden Room, Privacy & Topiary Specimen

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This easy-care shrub grows under almost any conditions! Even if you're in an urban environment, this plant can handle it. Deciduous Privet will thrive in full sun or partial shade. It's fast-growing and long-lived, and does prefer well-drained soil, and regular watering to stay healthy and stress-free.

Privet tolerates dry soil once it is established, so get your new installations established successfully, plant with Nature Hills Root Booster for lifelong symbiotic support, and regular moisture access during that first year. Provide a 3-4 inch deep top-dressing of arborist mulch.

Tips and Tricks for Pruning a Privet Hedge

When used as a formal hedge, these carefree, fast, and easy-to-grow plants will need pruning to keep them shaped up, neat and tidy.

Major pruning or renewal pruning is probably best done in early spring just before the plants begin to leaf out. Keep it compact by reducing the new growth back to older growth.

Use a string line a bit taller than your desired height or width to keep your lines perfectly straight. Electric or gas-powered trimmers can be used to speed up the job. After you are done trimming, run a large plastic rake across the sides and top of the hedge to check your work for any stray branches.

For all hedges, it is always best to keep the lowest part of the hedge the widest and the top of the hedge the narrowest. This method of pruning will ensure nice density right to the ground.

Quick and simple "haircuts" will tidy up the look of your hedge easily. Do this task using handheld hedge shears on overcast days throughout the summer, when needed. You won't need to take much off, just a light trim.

Cheyenne Privet also responds beautifully to renewal pruning. Simply cut the oldest, thickest branches out right to the ground to open up the center of the shrub to more light and air circulation. You can even plan to periodically reduce your shrub right down to the ground leaving no branches above the soil. In a very short period of time, you'll see new shoots quickly develop from the roots and make a whole new plant for you.

This plant loves to be manicured into a dense and formal hedge which can be kept from a 2-foot plant to a 10-foot plant!

  • Widely Adaptable Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Consistent Moisture For Best Results
  • Prune After Flowering & Tolerates Shearing
  • Deer Resistant, Urban Tolerant & Easy To Grow!

For a hedge or specimen that brings privacy, peace of mind, and lush greenery to your landscape, you need the Cheyenne Privet! Enjoy this wonderful, versatile plant - order at Nature Hills today!

Frequently Asked Questions

How far apart do you plant Cheyenne Privet?

Privet, when grown as informal screening plants (trimmed once a year after the bloom) can still be planted as close as 2 - 3 feet on center for a fast, full screen. Or, choose to loosen up the spacing to 3 - 4 feet for a more open feel.

How do you care for Cheyenne Privet?

It will thrive in sun or partial shade. It does prefer well-drained soil, and regular watering to stay healthy and stress-free.

How do you prune a Cheyenne Privet?

There are many ways to prune a Privet and many Privet styles, so check out our Garden Blog to help show you all the different methods and tips for all the different types of Privet pruning.

Why is a Privet invasive?

Privet shrubs can grow fast and a little too well, from birds spreading the seeds after eating the berries In some parts of the country they spread from our yards and gardens, and over growing their environment. Nature Hills uses Plant Sentry™ to ensure your environment stays safe from invasive plant material.

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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.

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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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Cheyenne Privet Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ligustrum vulgare 'Cheyenne'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 8 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well-Drained & Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color White
Foliage Gloss
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes