Are Privet Plants High Maintenance?

An Overview of Wax Leaf Privet Plants

An Overview of  Wax Leaf Privet Plants

Are Privet Plants Invasive?

Despite their rapid growth, most varieties of privet plants are noninvasive. This means owners do not have to worry about the plants taking over their gardens. They are also safe to manage and shape, as they are not poisonous to the touch.

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Information About the Privet Plant

As an evergreen plant, privets remain lush looking and retain their leaves year-round, helping create natural borders and privacy. Commonly used as a hedge row plant, some of the best privet plants include northern privets, California privets, and wax leaf privets. Each of these is known for being a quick grower that will fill a row nicely with lush foliage.

Where Should I Plant a Privet Plant?

Privet plants can thrive in full sun or partially shady conditions, with more sun promoting faster growth. They are also drought-tolerant and an excellent fit for areas that have water restrictions.

Privet Plant Information

Marked by their fast-growing nature, privet plants can expand between 1-2 feet each year when left unchecked. This makes them fantastic fits for areas that require a barrier or privacy. With some trimming, they can also take on a distinct shape and create streamlined natural walls that range from one plant to the next. Other common uses of privet plants include boundary marking, low natural fences, and foundation plantings.

Are Privet Plants High Maintenance?

Privet hedge plants do require bit of regular maintenance, likely at least twice to four times a year, to give their hedge row its shape. Privet plants will also bounce back quickly after being pruned, filling in gaps and naturally maintaining their seamless appearance.

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