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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Tan
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
  • Garden Debut
Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • White
  • Creamy White
Flower Type*
  • Fragrant
Fruit Type*
  • Non-Edible Fruit
Growth Habit*
  • Compact Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Fast
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Green
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Color Winter*
  • Green
  • Copper/Bronze
  • Dark Green
Leaf Type*
  • Evergreen
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Birds
  • Attracts Bees
  • Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type*
  • Shrub
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Well-Drained
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Average
  • Adapts Well to Wet Areas
  • Moist
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Summer Flowering
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Year-Round
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Southern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Southern States
  • Tolerates Dappled Shade in Northern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Tolerates Dappled Shade in Southern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
  • Privacy/Hedge/Living Fence
  • Provides Shade
  • Erosion Control
  • Mass Planting
  • Border Plant

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Privet is easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

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Ligustrum ovalifolium 'Nantucket'

Buy Nantucket Privet online. This fast-growing deciduous (semi-evergreen in warmer climates) shrub is tolerant of most harsh soil conditions excluding boggy and wet conditions. Has oval-shaped dark green leaves that are yellow-green beneath. Reaches 10 to 15 feet tall and wide and can be sheared into large hedges.

Mature Height:

10-15 Feet

Mature Spread:

10-15 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Oleaceae · Common Name: Privet

FREE with every plant purchased:

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  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.


3 gallon Potted

SKU: 9405

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
(88 units available now - G)

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7 gallon Potted

SKU: 11027

(6.08 gallons / 23.03 liters)
(12 units available now - G)

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