Privet, Ligustrum ovalifolium is a popular choice and is widely grown in urban and surburban gardens. With dense rich green leaves that remain all year round, except in a very hard winter when it may lose some of its foliage (although it will quickly recover in spring), a privet hedge is robust and fast growing, making it ideal for creating hedges and screens.
Grow in any well-drained, or moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade
Propagate by seed, semi-hardwood and hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Drought Resistant Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance Cottage & Informal Garden
Ligustrum can be decidous or evergreen shrubs or small trees, with simple, entire leaves and panicles of small, often unpleasantly scented white flowers in spring or summer, followed by black or deep purple berries
‘Aureum’ is a dense, large evergreen shrub of erect habit with oval, rich yellow leaves sometimes marked green in the centre. Flowers small, dull white, in small panicles. Fruit a small glossy black berry