Wild Privet ‘Ligustrum vulgare’ – Bare Root

It is a semi-evergreen or deciduous shrub, growing to 3 m (rarely up to 5 m) tall, The berries are poisonous to humans but readily eaten by thrushes, which disperse the seeds in their droppings.  In the British Isles, it is the only native privet, common in hedgerows and woodlands in southern England and Wales, especially in chalk areas; it is less common in northern England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, where it only occurs as an escape from cultivation. Its leaves make a Yellow-Green Dye. If using as a hedge: All species in a wildlife hedge can be cut back or “Coppiced” without harm. In the 1st year after establishment the hedge can be cut back to stimulate growth of the hedge from the base thereafter cut every 2-3 years. If the weather is unsuitable for planting or receiving the hedging, dig a hole and bury the roots of the bunched plants, they can be held like that till planting. After planting it is advantageous to mulch the hedge with lawn mowing or leaf mould to suppress weeds and also be done with plastic or carpet cuts and covered with soil.

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Purchase this as part of a pack of 10, 50 or 100 bare root trees. All specimens will be 2-year old plants, around 60-80cm tall.
60cm spiral guards and 90cm bamboo canes are recommended for each plants to protect from rabbit damage.

Can be planted as individual trees or used to create wildlife friendly hedging.

Dispatched November through March.

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