Golden Privet Hedging plants, otherwise known as Ligustrum Ovalifolium Aureum is an excellent alternative to the standard Green Privet hedge. Golden Privet are suitable for formal hedges and they also make super topiary. The main reason for choosing Golden Privet Hedging is the colour. A welcome contrast to the prominent green in the garden. The golden colour is at it’s most most vibrant when planted in full sun. Privet hedges are very popular as they are easy to grow, requiring little maintenance and are very reliable. Golden Privet plants are semi- evergreen, meaning that they will hold onto most of the leaves except over hard winters or in coastal areas.
Golden Privet is a fast growing plant with oval, rich yellow leaves often marked green in the centre. Small creamy white flowers form in summer though normally only if left unclipped. The flowers are followed by berries, turning black as they ripen and providing food for the birds in Winter. Repeated clipping in the Summer produces the best specimen hedges and topiary. Golden Privet hedges are very tolerant of hard pruning to restore shape. The best time for doing this is late Winter/ early Spring before the plants start growing again.
We grow and sell a range of sizes of Golden Privet Hedging Plants here on the nursery.
We have 2 sizes of Golden Privet in a 10 Litre pot. For more immediate impact, we also grow our Instant Golden Privet Hedges in 90 Litre troughs. The Instant hedges are grown in lines as a hedge on the nursery. The beauty of the instant hedges is that all you need to do, is dig a trench and put them in and you have a pre grown hedge. The instant hedges come in 1 metre lengths but do require 2 strong people to lift them.
For more information on, How to plant a Golden Privet hedge, pruning, trimming and feeding and other such advice please refer to our frequently asked questions section below.