Adaptable to most substrates so long as they are freely draining. Does particularly well on calcareous soils.
Oval-leaf privet tolerates heat, likes warmth but is sensitive to frost, favouring sheltered positioning.
Annual Growth Rate
Annual growth rate 30-60cm per annum
Oval-leaf privet is adaptable and can be grown in most soil types from moderately acidic to Alkaline, well drained chalky soils are favourable.
Oval-leaf privet roots are dense and fibrous
Tolerates most soil types and UK locations, one of the easiest hedges to maintain. Wildlife friendly but not suitable for livestock paddocks.
Oval-leaf privet hedge should be trimmed at a slight angle, wider at the bottom to allow light to shine onto the lower branches.
A dense versatile fast- growing hedge. Good choice for cottage gardens, coastal areas and also urban locations, due to its filtering of dust pollution
Fast growing, oval-leaf privet instant hedge is an upright, dense semi-evergreen that can be planted in sun or semi-shade locations.
Nectar-rich fragrant, cream-white flowers appear in June and July. Very attractive to bees, butterflies and other flying insects.
Can be planted in most well-drained substrates but excels in chalk, alkaline pH soils. Oval-leaf instant hedges are tough enough to tolerate exposed inland and coastal locations.
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