A fast growing semi-evergreen shrub and hedge. Privet can be kept very neat, as it responds well to clipping. It is also tough, tolerating some coastal exposure and it will grow in relatively poor soils. It can be deciduous when young but mostly holds its green leaf year round as it matures. It has creamy white flowers in Summer and can tolerate some shade. Very reliable.
Site: Tolerates coastal exposure
Soil: Any reasonable well-drained soil, tolerates some heavy clay
Position: Full sun, part shade
Season of Interest: Semi evergreen
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height: 13ft (4m) Spread: 13ft (4m)