The ligustrum is a plant of Japanese origin that includes several species including the Ligustrum Vulgare which grows spontaneously in Europe. Generally it is an evergreen shrub, although some species are deciduous, belonging to the Oleacee family and characterized by shiny green lanceolate leaves. During flowering it is dotted with small and fragrant white flowers gathered in panicles. Depending on the species, the specimens can reach heights that vary between two and four meters. Precisely for this reason, not all varieties of Ligustrum are suitable for the formation of hedges. Those that are more compliant with this function and therefore most used are the Japanese ligustrum, the ligustrum vulgare and the oval-leaved ligustrum. These species behave like evergreens and therefore not losing their leaves they are ideal for forming hedges.
This plant does not require too much soil and for this it is possible to decide to have a privet from a hedge both in pots and in the open field. Obviously, by preferring the cultivation in pots, you will get smaller and smaller hedges than planting in the ground. Not just this. The specimens in the open field tend to be more resistant to weather and cold, so if you will have to deal with less pruning interventions with the potted specimens, you will have to give more attention in terms of prevention against frost as covering the roots with sheets of non-woven fabric. Regardless if you choose a pot or open ground culture, to obtain a covering structure, the ideal is to compose two rows of ligustrum, spacing them about fifty centimeters apart.