Privet Shrubs Make Excellent Privacy Shrubs

Posted by Tammy Sons on 13th Nov 2015

Hedges

A Privet hedge can add a special touch to the curb appeal of a home. There are many species of privets; each species has its own distinct beauty and traits. Some have big and beautiful leaves, while others have color flowers. In addition, these plants allow you to cut, shape and personalize them. They can also be used as a way to add privacy to a home by acting like a fence or as a barrier. This article will talk about four different types of hedges such as the California privet, privet hedge, northern privet and the common privet. I hope that this article will help you be better informed on the different specimen of privets. 

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The California privet: The California privet, otherwise known as the Ligustrum Ovalifolium is a type of plant species that originated in Japan. It is a type of semi-evergreen plant that has gorgeous colorful flowers and small fruits. The leaves of this plant are rather small; they are a little bit smaller than a small credit card. In addition, this shrub can do well in partial sun or full sunlight.

Privet Hedge: Privet hedges are the most common type of shrubs for the home. What is great about this plant is that it serves two functions: it can add curb appeal to a home or business and it can add extra privacy for a home. They are usually cut or pruned to form the classic hedge shape, but you can easily give it more shapes because of its dense foliage. They grow small white flowers during the spring, which are there until the early spring; the same goes for the small fruits that are grown as well. This type of plant is classified into the genus known as the Ligustrum plants. In addition, the colors of the privet hedges vary from species to species, and can also be classified as evergreen semi-evergreen or deciduous. The size of this plant is usually a maximum of four feet fifteen inches and the spread is around four to eight feet in length. 

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Northern Privet: This plant, like the name implies, grows in the northern hemisphere of the United States. It is an evergreen plant, which makes it suitable to grow in the colder northern climate. This plant produces little fruits that are commonly eaten by birds. In addition, it produces tiny flowers that have a delicious, fragrant smell.

Common Privet: This type of plant is privet that can be either semi-evergreen or evergreen. It also produces thick leaves that can be pruned and shaped. In addition, this plant grows both small flowers and little fruits. This type of plant can grow to be up to thirty feet in height and twenty feet in length.

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