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LIGUSTRUM vulgare 'Atrovirens'
European Privet


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:: Oleaceae :: LIGUSTRUM :: vulgare
  • Type of products available: 0/1/0A5, 0/1/1P8, 0/1/1 BR, 0/1/2 BR

Main asset

Evergreen, maintenance-free plant that can be used in various height hedges, topiary, or left free to form a small aerated tree with spectacular melliferous flowering.


The summer white bloom is fragrant. Prune in early summer and fall (Pruning largely suppresses flowering).

This Privet, the only species native in Europe in the genus LIGUSTRUM, forms a shrub or small tree. Fast growing, it is very easy to grow and maintain. The variety 'Atrovirens' has evergreen foliage, making it one of the most used hedge plants.

  • Uses: Hiding Hedge, Windbreak Hedge, Medium Hedge

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: evergreen
  • Habit: erected
  • Height: 3 m x 2.5 m (10 ft x 8 ft)
  • Growth: very fast
  • Flowering period: June-July
  • Époque de fructification : autumn

Shape and colours:

  • Couleur du bois : clear grey
  • Foliage shape: elliptical
  • Foliage colour: dark green
  • Flowers shape: clusters
  • Flowers colour: cream white
  • Forme des fruits : berries
  • Couleur des fruits : black
  • Parfum : yes


  • Soil type: all
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 25 °C (-13 °F - USDA zone 5b)