Ligustrum - decorative foliage plant for every garden
The privet belongs to the family of trees. The compact, bushy-growing shrub originates from Myanmar and China. In the garden, privet balls decorate house entrances and are also popular patio plants. But privet also feels at home planted in the garden. It grows to a height of approx. 100 to 120 cm as a foliage plant. The dense, evergreen foliage consists of small, elliptically shaped leaves. The top of the leaves is a glistening dark green, the underside is a little lighter. In June the shrub becomes a decorative eye-catcher when the plant forms fine panicles about three to five centimetres long. These have many small individual flowers that shine bright white and attract bees and other insects with their nectar. From late summer to winter, the shrub is adorned with small, black berries, which are very popular with birds.
The shrub not only convinces with its beautiful appearance, it is also particularly easy to care for. Privet balls are therefore very suitable for garden beginners and are easy to keep in their decorative shape with occasional pruning. The pruning-tolerant topiaries make few demands on the soil - normal, well-drained garden soil is perfectly adequate. The soil should be watered regularly, but privet does not tolerate standing water. The popular patio plants are heat tolerant and can therefore be placed in sunny to semi-shady locations. Privet is also wonderfully suitable for planting in urban living spaces, as they tolerate the urban climate very well and are characterised by a distinct longevity.
Ideal as patio plants or for the small garden
When space is at a premium, an uncomplicated pot plant is the ideal choice. For example, a small plant can be planted in a beautiful planter to create an inviting entrance area. Privet balls can also be used as flexible patio plants and provide green accents even on the smallest balcony. The evergreen plant gives pleasure all year round and can also be wonderfully combined with other plants to create attractive arrangements.
Winter-hardy pot plants
Winter-hardy pot plants enjoy great popularity. As a conditionally hardy plant, both potted plants and specimens of globe privet used in the garden should be provided with light winter protection if the weather is suitable.
Since the privet ball on stem is grown in a container, the plants can be planted all year round.