Ligustrum Vulgare Atrovirens

 

Vigorous, robust variety of common Privet. Makes a superb free standing shrub or semi-evergreen hedge, even in particularly cold areas and exposed sites. Primarily grown its oval green foliage which forms a dense screen, Ligustrum also produces a good display of small white flowers in midsummer followed by glossy black fruits. Height and spread: 200cm

 

Plants well in most well drained soil types. Full Sun, Hardy.

 

General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.