California Privet

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Dense, Fast Growing Hedge

California Privet ‘ligustrum’ is fast growing and popular as a hedge or privacy screen. It has creamy white flowers in late spring followed by small black berries in summer that birds love. It is considered a semi-evergreen in colder climates, losing its outer leaves during extended sub-freezing temperatures.

California Privet are heat & drought tolerant once established. California Privet can grow up to 15 feet tall but can handle heavy pruning to keep them at just about any height 6 feet and up.

Botanical Name Ligustrum ovalifolium
Foliage Green
Mature Height 10 – 15 feet
Mature Spread 10 – 15 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Moisture Average
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color White

Grow Zones 5 - 8

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to 8

Frequently Asked Questions

How fast does the California privet grow?

The California privet is a fast grower! It can grow more than 3 feet a year. However, the California privet takes well to pruning and can be kept at a desired size easily.

How far apart should the California privet be planted?

For a thick, dense hedge plant the California privet about 6 feet part. For a looser row with space between, plant the California privet 9 or more feet apart.

Are California Privet evergreens?

They are considered semi-evergreen. This means that during prolonged cold spells below freezing, they can lose some of their outer leaves.

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