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Privet, Golden

Ligustrum ovalifolium Aureum

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  • £2.89
Size / Type Price per item for
1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Price per item for 1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Tr 30-45cm
£2.89
£2.39
£2.20
£1.91
Tr 60-90cm
£3.69
£3.39
£3.12
£2.71
  • Plant Types & Availability - More information

    Tr = Bare Root Transplant

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Fast growing dense hedge with medium sized leaves and clusters of creamy-white flowers in July, attractive to insects followed by glossy black berries in autumn which are good food for blackbirds and thrushes. The glossy leaves are green with variable gold margins. It is shade tolerant but the glossy leaves are brighter in a sunny position and are green with variable gold margins. Normally evergreen but may loose leaves in very cold winters. Slightly less vigorous than Green Privet.

HEDGE Trim as necessary. For hedges 90cm - 3m (3 - 10ft). Plant 30 - 38cm (12 - 15ins) apart or for a denser hedge plant in a staggered double row with 38cm (15ins) between rows and 45cm (1.5ft) between plants.

SHRUB 3 x 3m (10 x 10ft).

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Privet, Golden is available as:

Tr = Bare Root Transplant

Bare-Root Plants (Transplants)

Bare-root plants are sold without a pot/soil around the roots. This is a more cost effective and environmentally friendly way of growing plants. To ensure the best plant health we do not store our plants in cold storage, but they are left in our field or plant beds until they are ready for packing or collection.

Transplanted plants have been lifted from the ground and replanted. This encourages a better fibrous root system and makes the plant stronger and bushier.

Availability

Bare rooted plants are only available when the plants are dormant (typically from late November to March).

If a plant is currently out of stock because it is out of season (for example, bare rooted plants in summer) or we have sold out but we are expecting more to be available you can pre-order the plant. We only charge credit/debit cards when an order is despatched, not when an order is placed.

Planting Distances for planting as a Hedge

Privet, Golden can can either be planted as a single row, or if a thicker hedge is required (for example to keep animals out) it can be planted as a double row.


SINGLE ROW - Plant between 30cm/12ins apart and 38cm/15ins apart.


DOUBLE ROW - Plant in two rows with plants on each row 45cm (18ins) apart and 38cm (15ins) between each row:

To calculate the number of plants needed for a length of hedging, click on Planting Distance Calculator above.

Planting Guide & RootGrow

We recommend planting with RootGrow. The recommended amount for RootGrow for an order will be shown in your shopping basket.

We will send out a planting guide with your order, you also can find a guide to planting here.

Pruning

Hedging - As a general rule, plants grown for hedging need pruning to encourage side branching. Usually the harder a plant is pruned the bushier it will be. If they are not pruned there is a danger that the hedges will be thin and bare at the base and that the tips of the plants will die back. If the plant is naturally bushy, less or sometimes no pruning will be needed to achieve a dense hedge.

Privet, Golden: Cut back by about one half or more, and again during the second winter.

    • SKU
      PRIG1
  • Native/Wildlife/Evergreen
    • RHS Plants for Pollinators
      Yes
    • Good for Wildlife/Bees
      Yes
    • Native
      No
    • Evergreen/Deciduous
      Semi-evergreen (may loose leaves in cold areas)
    • Keeps Leaves in Winter
      Yes
  • Soil and position
    • Suitable for any normal soil and position, and
      Suitable for Chalky Soil
      Suitable for Costal Areas
      Suitable for Damp Shade
      Suitable for Dry Shade
      Suitable for Windy Sites
  • Plant Height and Growth
    • Hedge Height
      0.9-3.7m (3-12ft)
    • Approx. Ultimate Height
      3m (10ft)
    • Average Growth per Year
      30cm (1ft)
  • Root Type/Plant Size
    • Root Type/Plant Size
      Bare Root Transplant, 30-45cm (12-18ins)
      Bare Root Transplant, 60-90cm (2-3ft)
    • Potted/Bare Root
      Bare Root