North Privet Hedge 1-2'
It might take a little longer for your shipments to arrive than you expect, but they are worth the wait. We put 43 in the ground (after trenching) and immediately ordered the next 40. We don’t expect 100% of them to take but that’s nature. These spindly little guys are super healthy and they come with instructions so you can’t mess it up. We will continue ordering all bare roots and bundles from Green Thumbs Garden.
It felt really weird to receive a bare bunch of what looked like dead sticks with roots attached, but it make it a lot easier to plant since they were really small and after a few weeks they have started to show signs of life. I ordered 25, received a couple more, and most of them are already showing tiny little green leaves. I honestly waited to make this review after I was sure the plants would grow, and they are!!!
I ordered 50 of these, in the hope to create a fast growing hedge. Soil was prepared well before they arrived. Planted all 50 in one day. 1 week later I noticed 17/50 show no signs of growing. Other are sprouting green leaves. I thought it was one batch, but it seems pretty random
The are nice privets and take off well after the first year while getting the roots established.
If you buy these in the beginning of Summer, you might want to plant them in a small pot and hand water them through the Summer and plant them in the beginning of the Fall after the roots get established.
I have bought over 20 of these and lost about 1/4 of them due to the heat even knowing I watered them throughout the summer.
All in all, they are worth the trouble, and I plan on buying them again.
I rated these 4 star for 2 reasons: First I have them for less than a year and second 5 out 20 did not do anything. The other 15 have done great, took them a little bit but that was due to being in the shade. They have already had the small white flowers on them. The 5 I lost were in the same area as the others so they received the same amount of water and sunlight. I also made sure to follow the soaking instructions which I did for 3.5 hours and then they went straight into the ground all in the same day of receiving the plants. They arrived in a timely manner and was packaged well. I will purchase again from them.