At Hello Hello Plants we grow a wide range of low hedge and border plants so that we are able to recommend the right border or hedge to suit a person’s garden conditions and requirements.
Box Leaved Privet (Ligustrum Undulatum) is one of the most popular, as it grows all year round, will grow in almost any soil or conditions and if it is kept trimmed it looks as good or better than English Box.
To create a dense bushy low hedge or border you only need to plant 4 plants per metre. Box Leaved Privet loves plenty of water, regular fertilising and regular trimming, and given these are provided, you will find that you can create a dense fine traditional or English Box style border in just one full growing season with very little cost.
Box Leaved Privet loves hot sunny positions (they don’t do well in a shady corner) and almost any soil as long as it is moderately well drained. I remember years ago one nurseryman used to refer to the Box Leaved Privet as the poor man’s box. Box Leaved Privet means that anybody can have one of the best looking traditional style hedges at very low cost in almost any soil in one full growing season. At Hello Hello Plants we are not so sure the Box Leaved Privet is a poor man’s box because even though we sell it very cheap, making it the best value hedge or border in Melbourne, we find that we are delivering them to some of the best addresses in Melbourne!