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Ligustrum ovalifolium Bare Roots

Ligustrum ovalifolium Bare Roots - 40-60cm

"The Privet hedge plant is probably one of the most common and most popular fast growing hedging species and it's particularly well suited to urban areas and gardens because it's so good at pollution absorption. Privet is a semi evergreen rather than a full evergreen so in cold winters or exposed situations it will lose some of its leaves and look a bit thinner, but it will retain leaves and a green appearance all year round and looks particularly good in spring and summer when the new leaves flush out. Privet has creamy white flowers but it's not known as a flowering hedging species and generally the flowers are just trimmed off when the hedge is clipped. This species is very easy to trim with shears or electric hedge trimmers and has small leaves so looks very neat when just trimmed. It will grow up to 4m but is very easily kept neat at 1.0m upwards." Flowers mid May-mid July producing white flowers. Grows 30-60cm per year. Supplied as 40-60cm bare roots.

  • Pollution tolerant
  • Fast Growing

 

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The Privet hedge plant is probably one of the most common and most popular fast growing hedging species and it's particularly well suited to urban areas and gardens because it's so good at pollution absorption. Privet is a semi evergreen rather than a full evergreen so in cold winters or exposed situations it will lose some of its leaves and look a bit thinner, but it will retain leaves and a green appearance all year round and looks particularly good in spring and summer when the new leaves flush out. Privet has creamy white flowers but it's not known as a flowering hedging species and generally the flowers are just trimmed off when the hedge is clipped. This species is very easy to trim with shears or electric hedge trimmers and has small leaves so looks very neat when just trimmed. It will grow up to 4m but is very easily kept neat at 1.0m upwards. Flowers mid May-mid July producing white flowers. Available in packs of 25-50 bare roots and grows 30-60cm per year.

  • Pollution tolerant
  • Fast Growing

Bare Root hedging plants are a great, cost-effective way for you to achieve your hedging goals. They are grown in an open environment, exposed to natural conditions, which allows these plants to develop with no restrictions. When opting for this root type, you will receive well established plants with sturdy root systems as a result of their growing method. Given the way in which they are grown, bare rooted plants are available from November until May as this is the time of year when the plants are dormant and can be safely lifted from the field. This category mostly consists of native, deciduous hedging species which many of them flower and/or berry so they make great hedges for wildlife and provide seasonal interest.

 

Colour:White

Tree, Bare Root or Potted:Bare Root

Aftercare - Moderate:True

Spacing:11-20CM

Soil Type:ALL

Beds & Borders:True

Prefers Full Sun:True

Grows in Sun or Partial Shade:True

Butterflies:True

Birds:True

Bees:True

On  receipt of your plants remove them from the packaging immediately, and water if necessary.

PLANTING - Prior to planting the trees and shrubs, dig over the area to two spades depth and incorporate a generous amount of garden compost or well-rotted manure. A dressing of bonemeal can also be applied at a rate of 105-140grms per sq.m (3-4 oz per sq yd). Dig out the hole about 15cm (6") wider than the root-ball and deep enough so that its top is just below the soil surface. Gently tease out some of the roots from around the root-ball to encourage new root growth to spread out into the surrounding soil. Fill in the hole around the plant gently firming the soil as you go. Water the plant to settle the soil around the roots.

Ideal for beds and borders. Attractive to butterflies, bees and birds. Prefers full sun or partial shade.

  • Because bare roots are generally deciduous (the bare roots in the attached photos are mostly evergreen), they tend to look disappointingly bare (except for Box, Yew and Cherry Laurel). However what you are buying is a strong capillary root system with a certain amount of stem and side branches depending on the age of the plant. The younger the plant, the shorter they tend to be.
  • There is a certain failure rate due to the delicate nature of these plants - approximately 10% - although you can improve the success rate through a careful planting and watering regime. Smaller plants tend to establish more easily.
  • Bare roots need to be planted almost immediately to prevent the root systems drying out and to ensure that they establish strongly whilst dormant. However if this is not possible then they can either be kept in a sheltered spot for a few days to avoid drying out by the wind. If planting cannot be done for several days then the plants can be "heeled in", in which case they'll be fine if kept watered, until early spring. All planting must be done whilst the plants are dormant.
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