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Planting California Privet for Privacy
Wednesday, September 14
If you are looking for some privacy around your home then you can go in for California Privet. It is semi- evergreen shrub which is widely used as a hedge border in home gardens. The scientific name for California Privet is Ligustrum ovalifolium. It is quick growing shrub and can be easily propagated from clippings which make it ideal for home gardens. California Privet produces small and fragrant white colored flowers during early summer.
California Privet shows most active growth during summer and spring season. The bright green foliage and distinct white flowers have a contrasting effect which makes them look stunning. California Privet can grow up to a height of around 15 feet and is ideal for cover and privacy around the house. The hedge grows to become really dense which serves the purpose of using this plant in hedging.
You can buy California Privet from a nursery and plant it in your garden. It can be grown through bare roots, cuttings and even seeds. However, seeds might take a long time to germinate so it is easier to go in for bare roots for planting California Privet. Plant them in an area that gets good amount of sunlight and water them adequately. They show best result in soil that has pH of 5.9 to 7.7
You will have to prune the hedge often so that it retains its shape and does not look shabby. Apart from growing it as a hedge border you can also grow it as a tree depending on your requirements. This shrub is perennial in nature so if you maintain it well then it can accentuate the beauty of your garden for many seasons to come. So, the key to maintain it for a long time is to take care of the plant and prune regularly to get desired shape and height.