Common privet is not picky about locations, it grows in full sun to shade and moist to dry soils. It is used in hedges, screens, and borders. Prune after flowering. A very tolerant and easily grown plant, it succeeds in any soil that is not very impoverished. Grows well in heavy clay soils.
Prefers calcareous soil and succeeds in thin dry soils. Grows well in light woodland or the full shade of a wall but flowers and fruits are best in a sunny position. Tolerant of atmospheric pollution, once established they also tolerate drought but are intolerant of waterlogging.
A suckering shrub, forming dense thickets and making good bird cover An important food plant for many caterpillars, including the larvae of the privet hawk moth. This species is notably susceptible to honey fungus.
Genus - Ligustrum Species - Vulgare Common name - Privet Other names - European Privet Pre-Treatment - Required Hardiness zones - 5 - 8 Height - 12'-15' / 3.70 - 4.60 m Spread - 12'-15' / 3.70 - 4.60 m Plant type - Shrub Vegetation type - Deciduous Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade Growth rate - Fast Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline Soil type - Clay, Loam, Sand, well-drained Water requirements - Drought tolerant, the average water Landscape uses - Hedges Leaf / Flower color - Dark Green / White Plant growth rate - Fast