Ligustrum (Variegated Privet)

Ligustrum sinense ‘Variegata’

  • Fast-growing hedging or specimen plant
  • Attractive white edged leaves brighten the garden
  • Easily clipped to any height and width
  • Grows well in all garden conditions
  • Problem-free and low maintenance

Variegated Privet is a tall shrub that can quickly reach 15 feet in height, with small leaves that have a light-cream to white edge, giving the whole plant a bright and vibrant appearance. While plants with plain green leaves are attractive they are, well, green, but with the Variegated Privet you can bring light and brightness to your garden without the trouble of growing flowers.

This is an excellent fast-growing plant for hedges and screening, as well as an attractive specimen tree or large shrub. It can be clipped as needed, but even if not clipped, or only clipped occasionally, it will look neat and attractive with very little effort from you. This is a great low-maintenance plant if you don’t want to spend a lot of time caring for your garden.

Variegated Privet should be planted in a sunny or lightly-shaded location, in any well-drained soil. Mature plants will tolerate drought, but for the fastest and densest growth, water and fertilize regularly. This plant has no significant pests or diseases, is fast-growing and makes an ideal bright plant for screening. It can be clipped to almost any height, or left to grow into a dense, upright natural shape.