Bird Families

Common privet Atrovirens Ligustrum Atrovirens


Semi-evergreen shrub up to 1.5-2 m high. Leathery lanceolate leaves. Crohn's erect, branched. Blossoms in June-July with white, fragrant flowers in panicles. Fruits are roundish black, poisonous.

As regular hedges, in topiary art.

Beautiful leathery leaves give the plant a decorative effect and create a subtropical feeling.

Hardy, but in unfavorable places it can freeze a little. Photophilous. Drought-resistant.

Prefers alkaline soils.

Regular pruning is required in the spring to form an even bush, as well as remove dried, dead, broken shoots.

The Moscow Region branch works with professionals and amateur gardeners. Planting material can be ordered through the website and through managers by mail or by phone. You can also come to the nursery and select the material on the spot.

Tula and Belgorod branches work only with professionals and wholesale clients.

In the Tula branch, the minimum purchase amount for wholesale customers is 10,000 rubles.

In the Tula and Belgorod branches, you can order material through managers by mail or by phone

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Care and cultivation of privet

Regular pruning is required in the spring to form an even bush, as well as to remove dried, dead, broken shoots. Hardy, but in unfavorable places it can freeze slightly. Photophilous. Drought-resistant. Prefers alkaline soils.

Diseases and pests

The plant can suffer from fungal diseases that develop from improper care. So with acidic soil, the leaves are covered with spots of a pale green color. Preventing the development of fungal infections will allow compliance with all the rules for growing ligustrum. In case of lesions with fungal infections, treatment of the bush with foundation will help to remove the infection.


Seeds - this method is used infrequently due to the low germination of seeds. The yield of young seedlings from freshly sown ligustrum seeds is about 60%. Prior to planting in the ground in a permanent place, privet seedlings are grown for 5 years.

Layers privet is bred during the warm season. The lower ripened branches of the plant are buried in a specially dug groove. By autumn, roots are formed at the nodes of buried branches, and shoots also grow. In the first year, the growth is very insignificant, therefore, young plants are not separated from the mother, but left to winter, covered with snow. In the second year, plants can be transplanted for growing in a special area.

Cuttings shrubs are bred if it is necessary to obtain a large mass of planting material. Ripe branches are not cut into cuttings with several living buds. Rooting is carried out in special greenhouses in light soil.

Growth features

Common privet Atrovirens is a semi-evergreen, upright large shrub, densely branched, with short lateral branches, old plants are spreading and loose, growing very slowly at first. A densely branched network of superficial thin roots that germinate so abundantly that no other plant can germinate. Forms root suckers.

Climatic conditions

Resistant to urban conditions and heat. Brings out waterlogged soils. Wind resistant, strengthens the soil.


From plants of privet ordinary variety Atrovirens, you can create beautiful hedges, garden decorative sculptures. Also common privet is well suited for group landscape compositions in the garden, park, for decorating ceremonial places.


Creamy white inflorescences 8 cm long appear in large numbers in June-July and are visited by insects.


Opposite, oblong-ovate or lanceolate, 4-6 cm long, 2 cm wide, elongated tip, dark green or black-green, often violet-brown in winter, with a metallic sheen.