Does a privet hedge flower?
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Keeping this in view, how long does it take to grow a privet hedge?
You can start with privet cuttings, but that will add 2-3 years to your timescales, so better by far to use bare root privet hedge plants that will establish very fast and are much more economical than privet grown in pots.
Furthermore, how can I make my privet hedge grow faster? Use a shade cloth until the plant establishes itself. It will help prevent stress and the plant will grow faster. When watering the privet hedge, sprinkle the leaves with water for the first week or so. Never allow the soil to dry out while the plant is establishing itself.
Moreover, what does privet hedge look like?
Known as the Waxleaf Privet, it is garlanded with large, 8-inch-long clusters of pure-white flowers in spring. This plant is small enough to grow in large pots and planter boxes, where, with its arching shoots, it makes an attractive terrace and patio plant.
Will privet hedge grow back?
Privet is tough as old boots and can definitely tolerate hard pruning. Ideally cut back one side of the hedge one year, then the other side one or two years later to retain the screening effect and give the plant the best chance of recovery.