Wild Privet


Ligustrum vulgare. Bareroot Whips of between 60 and 80cm in height. dispatched UK Provenance West Midlands UK403

Dispatched November-March 2024/2025

Out of stock

Latin Name: Ligustrum vulgare

Common Name(s): Wild Privet

Plant Type: Perennial

Habitat: Full Shade, Part Shade



Flowering Time:

June - August

SKU: NS-961 Categories: , , , ,


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.  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. It leaves make a Yellow-Green Dye.

If using in as  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

Additional information


Natural Dye