Northern Privet

  • Northern Privet
  • Northern Privet

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  • 5
    Northern Privet

    Posted by Martha Melton on Mar 17, 2022

    I ordered 200 Northern Privet plant to put in a hedge along our property line. They arrived very quickly and were packaged extremely well. I highly recommend this nursery! Plants all look very healthy. Thank you!

  • 5
    Northern Privet

    Posted by Lily Jacobs on Jan 26, 2022

    The best plant for fencing around your house. I had this for so long already.

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Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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Northern Privet makes excellent border plants and is an evergreen favorite.

Northern Privet began as a species native to Japan and is now commonly found in the US. It is winter hardy in USDA zones five through eight. It can be a border around a yard, an accent piece near a home or building, and a plant that brings color to the yard during the summer. When mature, this shrub can be 10 to 15 feet tall. Some gardeners let their shrubs flourish naturally, whereas others may trim them occasionally during the growing season to get the desired shape.

Frequent trimming may result in seasons without flowers, which for some, may be ideal. Approximately 2.5 inches wide, the tiny leaves are dark green on top and a greenish-yellow on the underside. In the fall, the foliage can turn yellow. The shrub produces white flowers that have a strong fragrance during the summer. Those flowers are typically clustered tightly in 4" panicles. After the flowers drop, fruits remain. The fruits of these plants are small and black with purple undertones. People cannot eat the fruits, but birds can. Small birds are often seen and heard in the bushes during the summer.

Northern Privet is a semi-evergreen shrub.

This shrub is typically shipped to customers as bare-root plants. These plants prefer well-drained soil and are very tolerant of different soil types. They can live in clay, loam, and sandy soils and have been known to thrive in light conditions ranging from complete to partial sun.

This versatility has allowed them to have a widespread presence across the United States. These semi-evergreen shrubs are quick to establish themselves in a yard. They're capable of growing up to 36 inches in a season, and at the same time, they can spread out significantly as well.

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 Privacy fences are often necessary for specific locations. They block out noise on busy streets, shield a house from unsightly neighbors and urban development, and protect a home from prying eyes. Living privacy fences offer additional advantages in that they enhance the natural beauty of a yard. There is more color variation with flowers and seasonal changes. Some shrubs are pruned into living art. Living fences usually have fewer height restrictions, and they are more cost-effective. Evergreen trees and hedge plants make up the majority of privacy fences.


 Plan Space

  The first step is to plan where the privacy fence will grow. Will it border three sides of the yard or only one team that borders a busy street? What amount of sun does the location receive? Measure the border length and decide on the desired height for the fence. Short and tidy hedges look better in smaller yards that only need division from a neighboring yard. Boxwoods are popular for privacy because they stand up to frequent pruning and form clean lines.


 Think About Color

  Some privacy fences will flower and change color throughout the year, while others are green walls year-round. Think about how the wall will look against other flowers in the yard, the hue of the grass, and the house's color. Privet plants are evergreen in warmer climates and offer the advantage of seasonal flowers. Pine trees are evergreens that form striking privacy fences, but they vary in their green color and do not produce flowers. 


 Consider Maintenance 

 Maintenance is a crucial factor when choosing plants for fences. Some types of plants grow naturally into condensed and predictable hedges, while others will require pruning. Two factors to consider are skill and time. A landscaper's professional expertise will increase the fence's cost and achieve a perfect look. Trees can grow with little pruning, but time will be put into raking autumn leaves. Pine trees do not lose their leaves, but they lose their needles throughout the year. 


 Living privacy fences are an excellent addition to any yard. They enhance the beauty of any yard, but there are ways to grow them effectively. A little effort into planning the space and thinking about how the colors correspond with the property will yield a timeless look. Maintenance is the key that ties it all together.


 When thinking of a hedge, the image comes to mind of the classic neighborhood "grass fence" running along with a house or driveway. These branched borders are often privet hedges or ligustrum in Latin. This plant is scientific, classified as a shrub, with the common name of common privet. Several logical reasons factor into the privet shrub being chosen for a hedge.

This sturdy shrub is resilient to pollution and other sensitivities common in plants. They endure in various hardiness zones and can grow under partial shade to full sun. Although they prefer moist soil, privet shrubs can also grow in flexible soil pH and water levels. These hedges are especially useful in urban areas like the mid-west, where there is a fair amount of pollution and salt on the roads for a large portion of the year. This fast-growing shrub is also salt-resistant.


Another characteristic that makes the valuable hedge in a densely populated area is filling in when appropriately pruned. With a potential growth rate of 3 feet per year, the shrub can reach a mature height upwards of 15 feet and 8 feet wide, and the dense leave provide a natural fence of privacy from a bustling city street. The hedge can be pruned and shaped to the desired effect and should be done just after flowering.

The deciduous bush is seen flowering around late spring or early summer, usually in June, sometimes accompanied by a different smell. A more distinct characteristic of this plant, versus other everyday neighborhood shrubs, is that they produce blackberries, preceded by white flowers. Privets will have different characteristics depending on the zone in which they're grown. They can sometimes be seen with gray-green spots and creamy edges. Their list of qualities, along with their affordability, have made privet hedges a top landscaping choice.


 Watering privets should occur during dry spells outside during spring, summer, and autumn's early days. It is important to remember to feed the privets in early spring and autumn with 15-5-10 NPK fertilizer. You should place fertilizer on the bottom of the hedge at 7/10ths of a pound per 100 square feet of shrub's bed. The privets should be cut after being planted and then shared so that any dead material is removed, which could halt further growth. It is essential to ensure that the branches can reach enough sunlight and are narrower on top than at the bottom of the plant.

It would help if you treated the hedge for pests, insects, and whiteflies because they might also have mites. You can spray certain chemicals on your hedges to ensure that they do not get infected by any bugs. By taking special care of your plants, you can be sure they will grow fully. You can give your property a border with your privet hedges and shape them to match your excellent taste. Planting these around your area for privacy can provide your property a look you are going for.


 Northern Privet Plants are Excellent for Privacy Fencing



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