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Privet

Ligustrum

Choose this fast-growing, glossy-leaf plant to form a handsome hedge or screen in warmer climates. Its foliage shows a hint of red, and the sweet-scented, spiky flowers are a highlight in summer, followed by black berries in fall. Plant variegated or gold varieties in full sun for the best color show. Privet requires a well-drained soil to prevent root rots. Shear privet hedges twice a season.

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8 to 20 feet

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6-8 feet wide

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Zones:

5-9

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more varieties for Privet

Common privet
Common privet
Ligustrum vulgare is the hardiest kind of privet. Deciduous in cold-winter areas, it grows 10 feet tall and wide. Zones 5-8
Golden vicary privet
Golden vicary privet
Ligustrum x vicaryi forms a mound of golden foliage that grows 12 feet tall and wide. Zones 6-8
Glossy privet
Glossy privet
Ligustrum lucidum, a large shrub or small tree, has shiny, dark green leaves. It is an invasive species in some states. Zones 7-10
Japanese privet
Japanese privet
Ligustrum japonicum features glossy, dark green leaves and black berries. It grows 10 feet tall and 8 feet wide. Zones 7-10
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