Northen Privet Makes a Great Hedge

Northen Privet Makes a Great Hedge

Posted by Tammy Sons on Aug 21, 2022

Northern Privet

Soil Condition: dry

Bloom Time Range: spring to early summer

Light Range: shade to full sun

Water Range: dry to moist

Additional Notes: frequently used as a hedge because it tolerates heavy pruning.

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The Northern Privet has its origin in eastern AsiaIt is one of the prominent shrubs cultivated principally from that part of the world for its persistent foliage. This tree tolerates and grows well in almost all types of soils with a height and width range of 12 to 15 feet and 8 to 10 feet, respectively. It puts up well with air pollution and brutal winter cold, making it the number one choice for screens or hedges. Being a deciduous shrub, it has multiple trunks supporting a dense framework of leaves and twigs. The list of an ornamental shrubs is incomplete without it.

As a hedge plant, its benefits are enormous. The boundaries of your home have some privacy and comfort with the aid of Hedges of gardens adorned with Amur Privet is irresistible; their beauty is overwhelmingly appealing. No matter the quality of paint you apply to your concrete fence, it is nowhere near the natural green attraction that this hedge plant emits. For someone who adores nature and frown at its extinction, having this shrub over your fence speaks volume of what you preach, support, and stand for.

Northern Privet can be trimmed into precise shapes. It is common to see organizations spell their names in unambiguous letters with the aid of this tree. Some people have put up unimaginable artistic designs by trimming this hedge tree. It brings out the creativity in you. You can pass a message to passers-by with the help of this shrub. All you need to do is trim it to conform to your mind. Even if you are not good at such trimmings, several individuals can get the job done for me at little to no cost. The satisfaction you get from these natural artistic works is worth more than many dollars. It makes your home or office unique.

Before you get preoccupied with thoughts on how to go about pruning and trimming your Amur Privet, you must ensure that the plant is robust enough. That way, you can trim it to whatever pattern you desire. Most healthy growing shrubs are planted at the right time and place. Although the planting of Amur Privet is possible any time of the year, it is advisable to get it done in the fall if you reside in the United States. In regions where the ground freezes, planting should be done in spring.

Northern Privet Family: Oleaceae

Width: 10 ft. to 15 ft.

Plant Category: shrubs,

Plant Characteristics: low maintenance

Foliage Characteristics: semi-evergreen, deciduous, small leaves

Foliage Color: green

Flower Color: whites, creams

Tolerances: deer, pollution, drought, rabbits, slope, seashore, wind

pH Range: 5.5 to 8

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 to 8