All are deciduous shrubs, losing their leaves in winter. Privet grows 4 to 15 feet tall with a spread of 4 to 8 feet if left uncut, or it can be shaped into a formal hedge of whatever size you desire.
Evergreen Hedges (hedges that keep their leaves in winter) Formative Pruning – in spring after planting and for first two years after planting Maintenance pruning – in the summer.
All are deciduous shrubs, losing their leaves in winter. Privet grows 1.2 to 4.5 metres (4 to 15 feet) tall with a spread of 1.2 to 2.4 metres (4 to 8 feet) if left uncut, or it can be shaped into a formal hedge of whatever size you desire.
I have taken numerous cuttings to use as topiary, and the young plants all lose thier leaves in the first 2-3 yrs, but have then been mostly evergreen, just losing a few.
I have a problem with a privet hedge and a clematis that I planted last year.
How to Kill Privet. Evergreen privet is easy to spot in bare winter woods, so here’s what I do.
This hedge grows very rapidly and fills in very quickly. Grows to 12-15' in height if left untrimmed, or trim to height desired. Plant 1 1/2' apart for hedge use. The Hardy Amur Privet is a winter hardy strain from Eastern Siberia -- perfect for rugged conditions.
This allows light to hit the entire face of the hedge so the bottom does not lose leaves in shaded conditions. 8.
Buy Lingustrum Ovalifolium Aureum Golden Privet hedges from Hopes Grove Nurseries.
Forsythia or Flowering Quince (deciduous): Both provide plenty of colorful interest during the growing season, but lose their leaves in the fall.