Growing Zones: 7-10 outdoors(hardy down to 10℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 6-8 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 6-8 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Ligustrum sinense
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Colorful Screens, Accents and More
Why Variegated Privets?
It’s a hassle-free hedge and privacy screen, adaptable to drought, soil type and more: The Variegated Privet is second to none. That means you can create professional-looking hedge with the benefit of little upkeep.
Known as the Chinese Privet, this variety is more eye-catching than traditional shrubs, with variegated leaves in tones of silver, green, and yellow. Plus, it 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!
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
The Chinese Privet is great for concealing areas of your property you don't want to be seen, like utility boxes, and is effortlessly elegant. But the best part is we’ve planted, grown and nurtured each of our Variegated Privets from day one, so you get an amazing experience…and convenience delivered right to your door.
You won’t get the benefits of a healthy root system, developed growth and simple upkeep from other nurseries or big box stores.
So, all this and more is just a click away. Get unique color…without the maintenance. Get our Variegated Privet today!
Customer Reviews & Photos
The bushes were good sized and healthy and look good as a divider across our back yard.
Very good. The bushes came well boxed and all were separately potted.
I bought several of these to cover up an unsightly fence, and I was concerned about how it would play out. My first concern was that I had read online somewhere that the scent wasn't good - which, happily, is not the issue for me! These smell amazing and perfumy. Secondly, I was concerned with the height. I didn't want to maintain the bushes with trimming, so I chose these, but realized I might need something taller for true privacy from the neighbors (from their second story window). I planted these in a single row 2-3 feet apart along a fence, but a year later I planted other plants in another row in front of them, in a zig-zag fashion. The other ones are tea tree bush, some avocados, and a fig. Since I planted the second row a year later, the privets are now 4 feet tall and will probably mature faster than the newer ones, and hopefully attain their maximum height without competing with other plants for sunlight to achieve that. Anyway, I'm happy that I got them!
I wasn't impressed with how small they were when they arrived in the mail, but they grow fast! I wish I would have taken a picture the day they arrived, because they are growing really well. I may buy two more for the back yard...
survived three years outdoors new mexico despite neglect
I buy things and don't follow through with my plans. Receipt says I purchased 7 of these July 2015. Finally planted them June 2018. Probably stunted from intermittent neglect but wow they survived.
I order 4 of the 3-gallon variegated privet shrubs. They were delivered very timely and packed very well. They were healthy when they arrived. I planted them the following weekend. I'm anxious to see how fast they grow each year. I'm using them for privacy between my neighbors and me.. thanks
Planting & Care
1. Planting: When planting Variegated Privet Trees, find a location that receives full to partial sun. These can adopt to any soil type as long as it’s moist and well draining.
Dig your hole three times the width and slightly shallower than the root ball. Use your fingers to separate the roots of your variegated privet and gently position 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. Hold the tree straight as you begin to back fill the site, tamping down the soil as you go.
When finished, apply water to settle the soil and remove any air pockets that may have formed.
2. Watering: Most Privets prefer constantly moist soil conditions, as long as the roots aren’t sitting in standing water. Apply water when the top 2 inches of the soil is dried out a bit. When watering your shrub, use enough to moisten the soil down to a depth of 24 inches. This encourages the shrub to grow roots deeper, which helps improve drought tolerance, overall vigor and health of your hedge.
3. Fertilizing: Privets normally do not require fertilization the way that other shrubs would. If needed, you can apply fertilizer once a year in the spring when new growth begins. If you notice the edges on your privet looking pale in color, or if you want to speed up its growth rate, provide a 15-5-10 formula. Just be sure to follow the application instructions on the bag.
4. Pruning: Variegated privets don’t really need much pruning. Leaving it unpruned allows the shrubs to take on a natural shape. Remove dead and injured branches for a healthier tree in late winter or early spring before new growth appears.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|