The United States, United Kingdom, and New Zealand have all seen this problem firsthand; New Zealand banned anyone from growing or selling the privet hedge as a result of its massive spread.
Why is this privet hedge dying?
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Privet is a popular, small leaved hedge plant that grows quickly. Privet can be evergreen in warmer climates, but is mostly a deciduous plant in New England.
Privet Hedge. GREAT way to trim your property! 1-2' Tall Plants!
To plant a new privet hedge, create a trench two feet wide and two feet deep, space individual shrubs about 12 inches apart, and bring soil up to the branching trunk. Water deeply and frequently the first year, using drip irrigation.
Hi, my neighbours' privet hedges are dying.
Privet grows quickly in most soils and clips easily to make a very tidy hedge. It should be planted at 45cms apart in a single row to make a dense hedge.
Since you always leave at least an inch of new growth when you prune a privet hedge, it eventually grows taller than you want or can easily reach, making it a candidate for renovation pruning.
Tips for Growing Privet Hedges. The Very Name Suggests "Privacy". Picture showing a privet hedge.