• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast grower to 8 to 10 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Hedge Plant
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:li-GUS-trum ja-PON-i-kum
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast grower to 8 to 10 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant
    Garden styleContemporary
    Design IdeasTall and thin, Noble is the perfect hedge for side yards between buildings and can screen off windows up to about 10 feet high. An excellent choice for 'privatizing' a spa off the master bedroom. Good sound barrier for homes near busy streets. An excellent background shrub that doesn't demand too much room.
    Companion PlantsNoble Privet makes a great background for very upright flowering shrubs such as Minerva Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Minerva'), Harlequin Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii 'Harlequin') or Red Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum). For a real show in narrow yards, plant each end of the hedge with a cluster of big Black Knight Canna (Canna x generalis 'Black Knight') or the contrasting Variegated Japanese Silver Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus').
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    Privet has become an invasive plants in some parts of North America due to the widespread dispersal of its seed by many bird species.