Privet Hedging is an excellent choice for a formal hedge and also makes super topiary. Privet is semi- evergreen so will hold onto its leaves except over hard winters or in coastal areas. A fast growing and tough plant with oval rich green leaves. Repeated clipping in summer produces the best specimen hedges and topiary. Privet can be cut hard in spring to restore shape and keep the hedge within bounds.
Full sun / partial shade
Any soil type (except waterlogged).
Growth rate: 30 per annum
Hedge plant spacing guide
Plant at 12in – 15in (30 - 38cm) apart for hedges 3 foot upwards or for a denser hedge plant in a staggered double row 18in (45cm) apart and 15in (35cm) between rows.