Hardy, Fast-Growing Cheyenne Privet Shrub
- Fast Growing Hedge
- Widely Adaptable
- Dark, Shiny Green Leaves
- Sweetly Fragrant Flowers in Spring
- Tolerates Shearing
- Deer Resistant
The best privacy hedges thrive in full sun or part shade and remain densely branched all the way to the ground. Rich green leaves clearly delineate your garden rooms and the perimeter of your property.
Cheyenne Privet (Ligustrum vulgare 'Cheyenne') is particularly hardy. Can you guess where it was developed? It was developed in the harsh climate of Wyoming, so will thrive in Zones 4 - 8.
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.
Everything about this shrub speaks of its strength. The branches are multi-stemmed, the complex structure adding durability. 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 green color into early winter.
Privet has been grown as a hedge for centuries. It's easy to grow and has wonderful features.
In spring, incredibly sweet white blooms flower from the prior year's growth. If plants are left untrimmed, they can perfume your whole landscape. Untrimmed plants will even produce berries and provide a secure nesting place for local songbirds.
Use this in place of a fence, or to increase the height of existing fences. It can be used as a long, continuous row or plant one or two to strategically boost your privacy.
For a dense hedge, space them 18 - 24 inches apart. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next. The plants will grow together. If you need very fast results, size up to the largest container size we have in stock.
Screen out unsightly views and define your property in the least amount of time with this fast-growing, shiny, green-leaved plant. It's perfect for your garden as a background plant or grow it as a trimmed hedge. Order enough to complete your project from Nature Hills today!
How to Use Cheyenne Privet in the Landscape
Privet has glossy green foliage and sweet smelling white flower clusters in spring that make it a great plant for a dense backdrop to a perennial garden, a screening plant between neighbors, or even to cover up a chain link fence.
Cheyenne Privet is a fast-growing, hardy privet that can be pruned to any shape. This plant loves to be manicured into a dense and formal hedge which can be kept from a 2 foot plant to about an 8 foot plant.
The outstanding feature of this shrub is its ability to be pruned to almost any desired shape. Whether you have a small spot between buildings you'd like to fill, or space for a privacy hedge around your pool, this hardy shrub can do the job.
You don't even have to worry about the right time of year for pruning. This shrub accepts pruning all year round. You can also shear to control the width of the hedge. Plan to prune your sheared hedge 2-3 times per year to keep them perfect.
Please note that the flowers bloom on last year's wood. If they are sheared, you may not see many blooms. However, the gorgeous structured look of a formal hedge is still a very powerful benefit for gardens of all sizes.
Cheyenne can also be grown as a more natural plant, if left unpruned to make a looser, less formal hedge which will produce more flowers. If you do want blooms, simply consider leaving your plant untrimmed.
You'll enjoy a dense and elegant landscape plant in a natural and free-form way. Fragrant spring flowers and in fall, black berries for birds add to the appeal.
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. This can be a great choice when using to define a smaller garden room fully contained on your property; such as a new Meditation Garden. You can even enclose a utilitarian Kitchen Garden in this way, or hide the neighbor's garbage cans.
Plant them to add height to your existing fence. This easily gets around a HOA restriction to provide more privacy for your family.
#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.
It will thrive in sun or partial shade. It's fast-growing, and long-lived. It does prefer well-drained soil, and regular watering to stay healthy and stress free.
Tips and Tricks for Pruning a Cheyenne 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 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 respond beautifully to being renewal pruned. 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.
Enjoy this wonderful, versatile plant - order 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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Botanical Name||Ligustrum vulgare 'Cheyenne'|
|Mature Height||8 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|