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Ready for a shrub that can handle the heat?
Northern Privet is a high heat and sun tolerant shrub used for hedges or as an individual plant. Northern Privet has glossy green leaves with white flowers in the springtime, attracting bees and other pollinators to your garden.
A Northern Privet is an excellent option for planting in any yard, as it can thrive in most climates. The Northern Privet requires little to no attention once planted - this shrub will take care of itself for the most part.
This description will cover everything you need to know about this beautiful, versatile shrub and care tips to help keep your Northern Privet healthy for years to come!
The Northern Privet is a dense evergreen plant found throughout the Northern Hemisphere and is typically grown in hardiness zones four through nine.
Northern Privet most often used as a hedge or screening plant and can grow up to 10 feet tall in some areas. This plant is considered a shrub but can also be grown as a multi-stemmed tree.
This plant has fragrant white flowers that bloom in May and June, after which it bears small blackberries that attract wildlife.
Northern Privet is low maintenance and resilient - perfect for people without green thumbs!
How to Plant Northern Privet
Northern Privets are extremely easy to plant.
To get started growing your Northern Privet, you will need to find the right location. Northern Privets like full sun for at least four total hours and well-draining soil rich in organic matter.
Acidic, alkaline, or neutral soils are all fine to plant Northern Privet but prefer sandy loam soil with good drainage.
Northern Privet is drought tolerant once established but does need consistent watering while young - especially during dry weather.
Planting in the fall is best because Northern Privets can easily take root in cold weather and establish themselves before winter. If you abide in a region where winters get very cold, be sure to mulch around Northern Privet during the winter months for protection.
Training and Trimming
After your privet has been planted and thriving for a year, it will be time to trim and train.
Northern Privets can grow upwards of ten feet tall in some areas and proliferate – over two feet a year! Northern Privet should be trimmed in the early spring and late fall to keep it at the desired height.
There are several ways to train it so that you can enjoy its full beauty. If your privet is in a hedge formation with other Northern Privets, prune between each plant to keep them all separate and beautiful!
If left to its own devices, a Northern Privet that isn't trained will grow into an unmanageable mess.
You can also grow Northern Privet as a tree for an even more significant presence in your yard or garden, but this method does call for more maintenance and pruning!
In the winter months, when Northern Privets are dormant, it is essential to trim off any dead leaves before they fall off on their own.
Taking these simple care steps will help Northern Privets continue to grow and thrive year after year!
Northern Privet is the perfect shrub to add to any landscape!
Not only will Northern Privet provide you with privacy and security, but it also attracts wildlife and beautiful blooms in the spring.
Northern Privet is a beautiful shrub to plant for any homeowner looking for a low-maintenance, resilient option in their yard and a little extra privacy.
Northern Privet ships bare root and is 3-4 feet at time of shipment.
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