Privet is universally known and loved. This favorite among hedge plants is equally popular throughout Europe. Features of privet are its opacity and quite fast growth. In addition, the hedge plant is decidedly ornamental and gives many a garden a special natural flair. But do you know the different privet? They all have their own unique merits. If you are planning to plant a privet hedge in your garden, it is good to first look at what types and varieties of privet there are.
The Common Privet
As the name suggests, common privet or ligustrum vulgare is a privet that is very common in our gardens. Common privet is well hardy, but semi-evergreen. So in severe winters, this hedge plant loses part of its oval dark green leaves. Common privet makes an excellent beautiful garden border. Because of its fast growth and elegant appearance, many garden enthusiasts have taken this hedge plant to their hearts.
Another advantage of the common privet, which is a deciduous hedge plant, is its versatility, which allows it to fit well into many gardens. Whether you are planning a natural hedge, a free-growing hedge, or a neat hedge with a manicured look. Plus, this shrub grows very well in most soils and doesn’t require too much maintenance. Pretty detail: the common privet is very popular with insects, which are attracted by the flowers and their delicate but seductive scent. And why is the privet so popular? Among other things, it is so popular because there are several varieties of privet.
The oval-leaved privet and the golden privet
Oval-leaved privet, or Ligustrum ovalifolium, is prized primarily for its engaging appearance and hardiness. It also thrives quite well in an urban environment with high levels of air pollution. It does well with any soil, but does not like waterlogging. The flowers, just like those of the common privet, exert a great attraction on insects and, consequently, on birds. The Latin name of the golden privet is Ligustrum ovalifolium ‘Aureum’. This hedge plant is characterized by its beautiful bicolored leaves. Just like the oval-leaved privet, the golden privet tolerates sites in urban environments with air pollution very well. Golden privet also stands up well to salty sea breezes.
The wintergreen privet ‘Atrovirens
The last privet variety is something very special: the wintergreen privet ‘Atrovirens’. This privet has all the advantages of other privet varieties and is also very well equipped to withstand harsh winters. This privet, as the name suggests, is evergreen, which means it loses much less foliage than other privets, even in severe winters. With a Ligustrum vulgare ‘Atrovirens’, you can enjoy the sight of a full, opaque hedge all year round. This beautiful hedge plant is the solution for anyone who wants to plant a privet and a wintergreen hedge in the garden at the same time, plus planting privet is really easy.
This many different privet, but also other hedge plants, you can easily order at Heckenpflanzendirekt.de. Choose the variety that best suits your garden and let us deliver. Our privets are grown with care and patience and then carefully packed and delivered to your home. The hedge plants you buy from us all come fresh from the nursery and in prime condition. With these plants, you can equip your garden with a magnificent privet hedge that you will be proud of! But what are actually the different pruning options for a privet hedge?
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