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Straight Talk Privet Shrub
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Straight Talk Privet

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Perfect for Tight Spaces!

Privets are classic. Privets are trustworthy. Privets are bulletproof. Privets live for years and years and can become hedges as big as houses. What do you do if you don’t have the space for a hedge that big, but really love all of the other aspects of this tough-as-nails evergreen shrub? You order Straight Talk Privet, that’s what!

Straight Talk Privet (Ligustrum vulgare ‘Swift’) is a quick growing shrub that only grows 2’ wide but can reach an impressive 12’ high. Like all privets, it handles pruning without any problem if you need to keep it shorter.

Straight Talk is a great vertical accent for any garden. It’s tightly upright shape guides the eye upward in any garden setting. It won’t spread wide, so it always maintains a well-kept look, whether you prune it or not.

Cold and drought tolerant, Straight Talk will be a strong backbone to your garden beds and borders.

Primarily grown for its thick foliage and upright habit, it also has small, fragrant white flowers in late spring that attract bees and butterflies. The flowers are replaced in the summer and fall by black berries that the birds love.

Straight Talk Privet can be both a garden stalwart and a conversation piece, but only if you order yours today!

* White flowers and black berries
* Quick growing (up to 3’ per year!)
* Evergreen vertical accent plant

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
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Straight Talk Privet Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Ligustrum vulgare 'Swift'
Foliage Dark Green
Mature Height 10 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 2 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Moisture Average
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color White