Privet is a gorgeous example of an semi-evergreen hedge and a hugely popular one too! Privet was widely planted in the post war house building boom because it did so well in heavily polluted areas.
All plants absorb pollution turning CO2 into oxygen, but not all plants actually thrive in a polluted environment – Privet being one of the few that does just as well when surrounded by car exhaust fumes as it does in clean air.
In the Summer, this evergreen hedge produces masses of delicate white flowers which will support the butterflies and bees with nectar. The birds will enjoy the berries in autumn and the all year round shelter!
If you would like some more information about Privet, or any other of our hedging species please do get in touch!