Ligustrum Ovalifolium (hedge privet)
Are you looking for a low to medium height hedge? Then the hedge privet or Ligustrum Ovalifolium, as it is called in Latin, is very suitable. With its deep green, oval-shaped leaves, good health and easy "character", it is a welcome guest in many gardens. The winter hardy hedge privet grows fairly quickly. Your neighbors and passers-by won’t be able to look in your garden after a fairly short period. It also looks great as an ornamental hedge in the middle of your garden or along a path.
This hedge privet is semi-evergreen. In harsh winters, the plant tends to shed its leaves before new leaves appear. During mild winters, you can count on a green, dense hedge throughout the year. The hedge privet is easy to maintain. The placement is also not important. It grows everywhere. In the spring you will see that there are nice smelling flowers on the plant and after that black currants appear. If you keep the hedge tight and prune it regularly, no flowers or berries will appear.
When is the best time to plant a hedge privet?
The Ligustrum Ovalifolium can be planted all year round; although winter is really the best time to do this. Please note: when it freezes, do not plant the hedge privet.
The hedge privet does not grow very well in the shade. Preferably , plant it in the sun or in partial shade.
Provide moist soil, but make sure the soil is not too wet.
The roots do not like direct sunlight, so cover them with soil.
The Ligustrum Ovalifolium is very beautiful in your garden, it is strong, winter hardy and it is very easy to maintain. The hedge privet is a rewarding plant that forms a graceful hedge and offers instant privacy when used as a partition. If that's not all, the countless butterflies, birds and bees will bring a lot of life to your garden.