Variegated Privet for Sale

Variegated Privet for Sale

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This may be the perfect hedge or border for your property line. The naturally rounded shape is full and easy to maintain. The variegated leaves add interest to your landscape.

Variegated Privet

Use Fast Growing Privet Hedges for Colorful Screens Accents and More

Size: 3 Gallon

Ships: April 5th, 2016
List: $69.90
Sale: $34.95
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Size: 2 Gallon

Ships: April 5th, 2016
List: $39.90
Sale: $19.95
You Save: $19.95 (50%)
Size: 1 Gallon

Ships: April 5th, 2016
List: $29.90
Sale: $14.95
You Save: $14.95 (50%)

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Planting Mix
Variegated Privet Planting Mix

Helps your Variegated Privet get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
Sale: $6.95
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

DIEHARD Transplant
Sale: $4.95

Low maintenance hedge & privacy screen
Adaptable to various types of soil
Drought tolerant!

Create a professional-looking hedge with the benefit of low maintenance!

The Chinese Privet is more eye-catching than traditional shrubs, with variegated leaves in tones of silver, green, and yellow.

Ideal for planting in rows… the Chinese Privet makes a wonderful hedge, privacy screen, or property divider.

Requires no pruning to create a rich, natural hedge. But if you prefer the finished look, the Privet maintains its pruned shape long after you trim. Less work for you!

The Chinese Privet is great for concealing areas of your property you don’t want seen, like utility boxes.

This carefree shrub is adaptable to various types of soil, and is drought tolerant in maturity.

Growing Zones: 7-10

Mature Height: 6-8 ft.
Mature Width: 6-8 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Ligustrum sinense
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 7-10
This plant is recommended for zones: 7-10
(green area above)

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Variegated Privet.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Variegated Privet gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Variegated Privet again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Growth Rate
Planted ten. One met the weed eater, the other a dog. The survivors are doing great. Thriving in full sun with no water survived a KY summe
December 31, 2012
Growth Rate
Verigated Privet
I purchased two variegated privet shrubs to replace three plants that were severely damaged by black mold resulting from our extremely rainy winter this past year in Central Florida.

I received the new plants two days after placing the order. They were well packaged and very healthy. I followed the planting directions and set the plants.

Four weeks later the plants went in to full bloom and grew quickly over the next six months. They now have fully fill the space and I have begun lightly pruning and shaping the variegated privet. The plants are very healthy, have beautiful color and look marvelous...I'm very satisfied with the purchase.
July 26, 2015
7 months ago
Growth Rate
Perfect for Central Txas!
This says grows to about 8', well here in Central Texas (Glen Rose), I have five I kept trimming bottom branch's off to make topiary's and I can report three are now well over 15' with a spread of 8' or more.
June 21, 2015
Glen Rose, TX, US
Growing Zone:
bought 3 of them,next door freinds dog we wed on on and died.othar 2 doing good,i would give it a 5 star but the dog and that one was punnie when shippe
December 31, 2012
Growth Rate
Chinese Privet Hedge
Great company! We looked at all of our local retailers and could not find this particular hedge anywhere. Fast shipping and reasonable prices! I will definitely look here again before going to one of the big box stores!
September 22, 2015
2 months ago
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Why did you choose this? Store
To beautify and add to shrub area in back of yard.
Maria C on Nov 3, 2015
To beautify and add to shrub area in back of yard.
Maria C on Nov 3, 2015
I have several of these already in my yard. They give a great variety of color and shape.
Anne M on Sep 11, 2015
I have several of these already in my yard. They give a great variety of color and shape.
Anne M on Sep 11, 2015
How much area does 3 gallons cover?
Just Me on Sep 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The plants will cover about 15 feet of fence row, planted 5 feet apart.
how fast does the privet grow?
shasta on Apr 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Privet is a fast grower, 12 inches and often more a year for the first few years. It slows down as it approaches maturity.
how long does it take to reach maturity?
A shopper on May 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This is a fast grower and will take about 5-7 years to reach its mature size of 6=8 feet.
Will deers eat this particular shrub?
A shopper on Jun 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: While deer will eat anything if they get desperate enough and food is sparse the Variegated Privet is not their first choice and is definitely deer resistant.
i will be planting this variegated privet along my back fence line how far apart should i plant them?
lorraine s on Oct 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I live in Louisiana and planted mine about four feet apart, I wanted a dense hedge to block my new neighbor's view of my kids. Make sure to fertilize them well when planting them, the last few I planted I ran out of fertilizer and they are not growing as fast.
What growing one is St. Louis mo 63123 in?
A shopper on Jul 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: St. Louis MO 63123 is in zone 6.
does this hedge lose its leaves in the winter ?
Bill C on Jun 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I'm in zone 7, and it does not lose its leaves.
I just bought 2 variegated Chinese proverb, I live in N.C., I have moist soil, with dappled sun, I have dry soil areas very dry soil, gets full sun, where should I plant them???
Mary R on Oct 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I will warn you about one thing with these privet shrubs... if you plant them in the moist soil and only
dappled sun you will have loads of mosquitos. Plant them in the full sun and find a way to water them
when needed. Once they get established these are pretty tough plants. We had them as privacy
hedges as a kid growing up and we couldn't get near them without the mosquitos attacking cause of
the shaded area of the trees near by. We finally cut them down years later. Your moist soil area
is perfect breeding ground for mosquitos . Think carefully how this will affect what you do in the area
of the yard you plant them in.
will a privet grow in lompoc ca?
mary t on Oct 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for contacting us. You are located in zone 9, and Variegated Privets can be grown in zones 7-11. Please contact us if you have additional questions. We can be reached at 1-888-504-2001.
how fast will a privet grow?
shasta on Apr 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They do grow fast . And if you trim them as a hedge they seem to grow faster than you
want to have to trim them. I had to trim some in my front yard about every week to two weeks.
I get new growth at bottom of trunk, mine is a tree not bush. How do I get rid of new growth? It's
called Dapper Dan willow with the tri colors
Elaine K on Jun 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, cannot help...I have the bush, not the tree. However, I would think just removing the growth with a sharp set of lopping shears would address the issue.
I live in Rockingham North Carolina and i would like to know how well it would grow here?
irma c on Jul 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Variegated Privet will do excellent in Rockingham North Carolina. The climate and region is suited for it.
How tall are the plants you ship?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The 3 gallon size is about 1 ft to 1 and 1/2 ft tall.

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Will my Trees Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.

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