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North PrivetLigustrum x ibolium

  • North Privet  shrub- Ligustrum x ibolium
  • North Privet - Ligustrum x ibolium
  • North Privet - Ligustrum x ibolium
This shrub is America's fasting-growing hedge, growing up to 3' per year. The shrub's dense, dark, glossy green foliage makes it an excellent choice for hedges and privacy screens. If you’re interested in a hedge with a formal appearance, this privet tolerates shearing well. When you grow it as a hedge, shearing it early and often helps to develop thick layers of branches for year-round privacy.

  • Is the fastest-growing deciduous hedge
  • Tolerates shearing well
  • Features attractive dark green foliage
  • Will be delivered at a height of 1'–2'

Hardiness Zones

The north privet can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 4–8. View Map

Tree Type

Mature Size

The north privet grows to a height of 8–12' and a spread of 4–6' at maturity.

Growth Speed Fast Growth Rate

This shrub grows at a fast rate, with height increases of more than 24" per year.

Sun Preference

Full sun and partial shade are best for this shrub, meaning it prefers a minimum of 4 hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.

Soil Preference

The north privet grows in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam and well-drained soils.


This shrub:
  • Grows up to 3' per year.
  • Features glossy dark green foliage that is semi-evergreen to deciduous.
  • Can be used as a hedge or privacy screen.
  • Grows in a pyramidal shape.
  • Works well for shearing.