Privet hedges are extremely hardy and can thrive in almost any soil condition or location. However, that doesn't mean privet hedges are immune to disease. Fact. The two most common privet hedge diseases are wilt and honey fungus.
Privet hedges grow well and are easy to care for. Their main diseases are wilt, honey fungus and spider mites.
Disease can attack healthy privet hedges. (Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of David Bleasdale).
The plants of your privet hedge can be affected by numerous types of diseases, among which the most common are the honey fungus and the wilt.
Privet hedges are extremely hardy and can thrive in almost any soil condition or location. However, that doesn't mean privet hedges are immune to disease. FactThe two most common privet hedge diseases are wilt and honey fungus.
Privet Hedge Disease. Dense, glossy-leaved privets make exceptional hedging plants. Privets (Ligustrum spp.) rank with boxwoods (Buxus spp.) as the go-to hedge plants for defining garden spaces.
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.
Keywords: privet hedge plants Description: Privet Hedge Disease. There are 40 to 50 species of privets in the genius Ligustrum, a member of the olive family; they usually have oval leaves
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Picture showing a privet hedge. Dan Rosenholm/Photolibrary/Getty Images. By David Beaulieu. Landscaping Expert. By David Beaulieu. Updated November 27, 2016. Plant taxonomy classifies privet shrubs under the genus, Ligustrum. Indeed, they are commonly referred to as "ligustrum shrubs," too.