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Latin Name-Carex Deflexa Hardy Zone- 5-8 Mature Height-2ft Sun Or Shade- Full Sun

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Northern Privet

Northern Privet Shrub are known as hedges and are commonly referred to as privet hedges. They are used in landscaping. Privet hedges can turn out to be semi-green, deciduous or evergreen, the differences are brought about by the variety you plant and the zone in which you stay.
The common privet shrubs have a maximum height of 4 to 15 feet and a spread of 4 to 8 feet. This is a fast-growing shrub, which is suitable for zones 5 to 8. They are capable of bearing some white flowers in the early summer or the late spring, later some blackberries succeed the white flowers.
Having in mind that the plant bears some blackberries, it helps one identify it easily because this is not a common color for any shrub berry to have. However, these kinds of shrubs are grown primarily for the dense foliage that they provide whenever they are pruned into hedges.
The dense foliage together with their height makes them have a good privacy when it is summer and most people are more active in their backyards. The following are different types of privet shrubs. Note that a shrub might be cold hardy to a zone 5, but it does not mean that it is always green in that zone.
1. California privet has a genus name as Ligustrum ovalifolium.It does well in zones of 5 to 8 and has a height of 10 to 15 feet.
2. Golden privet has a genus name as Ligustrum Ovalifolium Aureum. It does well in zones 5 to 8. It has a height of 8 to 10 feet.
3. Golden Vicary. Its genus name is Ligustrum Vicary. It does well in zones of 5 to 7. It has a height of 6 to 12 feet and can spread 7 to 10 feet wide.
4. Border Privet. Its genus name is Ligustrum Obtusifolium. It does well I zones of 3 to 7. It can attain a height of 10 to 12 feet and spread 12 to 15 feet wide.
It is good if you shear the bushes immediately they have flowered. Later, you can shear them four or three time when it is summer. Privet shrub will become bushier and then fill in better when they are pruned well and frequently.

Scientific Name: Ligustrum Amurense

USDA Climate Zone - 4-7

Tree Height: 4-15 feet

Tree Width: 4-8 feet

Growth/Year: 2-7 feet

Soil Type: Adaptable to different soils but best in slightly wet-mesic soil

Sun: Partial to full sun

Northern Privet is a favorite shrub to form hedges. It is ideal as topiary for lawns and parks. The Northern Privet can grow to be around 15 feet high and up to 8 feet wide if left unattended. However, given its popular use as hedges, pruning is often desired, and regrowth is denser after each clipping. Northern Privet is a resilient plant but grows best in partial to full sun. It will become in fertile, moist, well-drained soils but does poorly in heavy, wet soils. Northern Privet is deciduous and will shed its leaves in the fall.