Ligustrum ovalifolium


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Why We Love It

Grow some privacy with the hardy and fast-growing Ligustrum ovalifolium 'Oval leaf privet' hedging plant.

It's not only tall enough to block you from passers-by but it's also ideal for filtering out pollutants from the air with its small oval-shaped leaves and packed foliage.

This variety of hedge is semi-evergreen meaning it keeps most of its leaves all year.

It should be pruned twice annually to maintain your desired height and shape.

Alternatively let it go wild and watch as small butterfly and bee-friendly white flowers appear in summer followed by black berries in autumn.

Why not place a few along the border of your outdoor space and use them as a brilliant backdrop to some colourful plants?

The decorative pot is sold separately.

Find the perfect base for any style of planting explore our full range of pots here.

How to Plant

Ligustrum ovalifolium establish best when planted in autumn. They like sunlight, but don't mind a bit of shade either, so will flourish in most conditions.

Into the Ground

For planting in the ground, grab your spade and watering can, and don't forget compost.

  1. Choose your location and clear the area of weeds.
  2. Soak your plant with water while you dig a hole double the size of the rootball.
  3. Mix compost in and make sure it's well cultivated.
  4. Remove the pot and tease out some roots before placing your plant in the hole.
  5. Keep the stem at ground level and fill in around it.
  6. Give it a drink, but avoid waterlogging.
  7. Mulch around it to maintain moisture, prevent pests and reduce weeds.
  8. For a dense hedge, plant up to seven per metre.
Into a Pot

Before you start, make sure you have soil, compost, a spade or trowel, and a watering can.

  1. Choose a large container at least double the original pot size.
  2. Water the plant well to ease its release from the pot.
  3. Mix soil and compost in the base of the new container.
  4. Take the plant out of the old pot and loosen the roots.
  5. Place it in the new container, making sure the stem is the height of the soil line before filling in around it.
  6. Firm everything up and water well.
Product Details
Eventual Height

150 cm

Eventual Spread

150 cm

Botanic Name

Ligustrum ovalifolium

Light Condition

Partial sun

Current Height

50 - 60cm

Code: SPRTL102501
Estimated Standard Delivery £5.99
Delivered within 2-4 working days
Estimated Standard Delivery £5.99  ·  Delivered within 2-4 working days

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