Ligustrum vulgare. Native privet. Pribhéad. 8cm pots.


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Native privet plants. Lanceolate leaves, deciduous. Flowers are good for pollinators and berries a favourite with the birds.
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Common name: Native privet. Pribhéad.

This population originates from Co Down. Irish Grid reference: J593448.
Perennial, semi-evergreen shrub growing to about 10m in height. Creamy-white flower clusters May to July, black berries in October. Leaves distinctly narrower than the usual imported garden variety. Pick the poisonous berries with gloves on or your fingers will be black for some time.

A good choice for native hedging. Berries loved by birds, especially thrushes and blackbirds. Is the larval food plant of the privet hawk moth.

Will grow in most situations.

Planting guidelines:
We have these as very young plants, it will be advisable to either keep them in pots until they’re older or plant them in an area you’ll be keeping clear of weeds.

Cultural history:
The berries are poisonous to humans. Berries are a dark dye.

Additional information

Weight 0.15 g
Dimensions 25 × 15 × 15 cm
Pot size

8cm pot, 3litre pot


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