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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
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 provides 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 receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Privet Plants Are Semi Evergreen
Privacy fences are often necessities in specific locations. They block out noise on busy streets, shield a house from unsightly neighbors, and urban development, and they 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.
Privet Plants are Excellent for Privacy Fencing
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 length of the border 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 a popular choice for privacy because they stand up to frequent pruning and forms 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.
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 to plan the space and think 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” that running along with a house or driveway. These branched borders are often privet hedges or ligustrum in Latin. This plant is actually, scientifically, 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 pollutions and other sensitivities common in plants. They endure in a range of hardiness zones and can grow under anything from 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 not only a fair amount of pollution but also salt on the roads for a large portion of the year. This fast-growing shrub is also salt-resistant.
Another characteristic that makes the Northern Privet useful as a hedge in a densely populated area is the ability to fill in when pruned properly. 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 privet 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 distinguishable 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.