However, that doesn't mean privet hedges are immune to disease.
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).
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.
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 lend themselves to every situation -- use them as formal garden dividers, privacy screens or perennial-bed backdrops. Healthy privet hedges depend on proper watering. Most of their few diseases thrive in wet conditions.
The privet hedge will burst with new growth as soon as a bit of sun hits it. Privet Wilt and Honey Fungus.
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