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California Privet

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Height At Maturity
Under 20 Feet
November Through April
Sun & Shade,
Hedges & Privacy, Deer Resistant,
Hedges & Privacy, Deer Resistant,
5, 6, 7, 8,
5, 6, 7, 8,
5, 6, 7, 8,
5, 6, 7, 8,
Bloom Color
Bloom Season

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April


California Privet is a great privacy hedge 

California Privet - Ligustrum ovalifolium. A shrub native to Japan with simple, lobeless, evergreen leaves that may cling to the plant through winter instead of dropping off. It proliferates to reach a height and spread of 10 to twelve feet in zones 6 through 8, making it suitable for hedges. This drought-tolerant shrub prefers full sun to partial shade with dry, well-drained soil. White, fragrant flowers appear late spring to early summer from June to July and attract butterflies. In fall, it bears black, fleshy fruits enjoyed by birds and naturalizes itself through self-seeding.

California Privet began as a species native to Japan and is now commonly found in the US

It is winter hardy in USDA zones five through eight. As a fast-growing shrub, it can be used as a border around a yard, as an accent piece near a home or building, and as a plant that brings color to the yard during the summer. When mature, the California privet can be 10 to 15 feet tall. Some gardeners let their shrubs flourish naturally, whereas others may trim them occasionally during the growing season to get the desired shape. Frequent trimming may result in seasons without flowers, which for some, may be ideal. The small leaves, which are approximately 2.5 inches wide, are dark green on top and a greenish-yellow on the underside. In the fall, the foliage can turn to yellow.

During the summer, the California Privet produces white flowers that have a strong fragrance.

Those flowers are typically clustered tightly in 4" panicles. After the flowers drop, fruits remain. The fruits of the California privet are small and black with purple undertones. People cannot eat the fruits, but birds can. Little birds are often seen and heard in the bushes during the summer. The California privet is typically shipped to customers as bare root plants. These plants prefer well-drained soil, and they are very tolerant to different soil types. They can live in clay, loam, and sandy soils, and they have been known to thrive in light conditions ranging from full sun to partial sun. This versatility has allowed them to have a wide-spread presence across the United States. These semi-evergreen shrubs are quick to establish themselves in a yard. They're capable of growing up to 36 inches in a season, and at the same time, they can spread out significantly as well.

California Privet ships as Bare Root