ADAPTABLE LUSH DARK GREEN FOLIAGE ON A FAST GROWING SHRUB
- Glossy, dark green leaves provide dense, evergreen screening year round
- Produces showy, dark purple fruits in fall that ripen in winter, offering a snack for the birds
- Fast growing evergreen with minimal maintenance requirements
- Adaptable to most well-draining soil locations
- Shape to your own design with many topiary possibilities
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 7-10
- Mature Height: 6-12' tall
- Mature Width: 6-8' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 6-8' apart
Why plant Japanese Privet?
Looking to add depth to your garden or to the property value? Consider adding a privacy hedge because we've got the perfect plant for you! Known as the Japanese Privet, this evergreen shrub prompts a dense and fast growing habit - two ideal attributes for a hedge. Offering a visual display of glossy, oval-like, dark green foliage from above that is distinctively more pale underneath. From late spring to early summer, the Japanese Privet does produce small cream colored flowers that may attract butterflies. Once the blooms of the year have faded, this shrub produces small green berries that turn a lovely purple in late fall and last through the winter months - as long as birds leave them alone!
How to use Japanese Privet in the landscape?
While having no qualms when considering soil types, the Japanese Privet easily makes itself right at home wherever planted. With the added tolerance to drought and easy maintenance requirements, this shrub can be planted anywhere you desire! Most notably used as a border or hedge, the Japanese Privet has the added ability to be trained into any topiary shape! This shrub may also be used in containers and planter boxes, giving way to a plethora of new landscape ideas!
Hardiness Zone: 7-10
How To Plant Japanese Privet
Japanese Privet makes itself right at home in a location that has either full sun or part shade. When it comes to soil, Japanese Privet isn't too particular in that department! The only concern is to be sure it is well draining - nobody likes 'wet feet'!
How To Water
Watering your Japanese Privet when first planted should be done weekly to ensure proper growth. Once established, water as needed - at least once every ten days. Also pay attention to your local weather and water as needed in dryer hotter weather.
How To Fertilize
The Japanese Privet enjoys feeding at least once a year, either early spring before the push of new growth or in fall before the first frost of the season. Here at Bower & Branch, we offer our Elements Starter Plant Food to make all your fertilizing needs a breeze!
How To Prune
When working with the Japanese Privet, it is recommended to prune during the spring season, preferably after the blooms of the year. The Japanese Privet may be left in its shrub form and pruned to maintain shape, as well as remove any dead or damaged branches. This shrub may also be pruned and shaped into a tree form. To achieve this design, start by removing the lower branches to expose the trunk and shape the head according to your preference of design!
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.
Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.
Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.
From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.
Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.
Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.
Bower & Branch Plant Whisperers - Online Customer Service
The Bower & Branch customer service team WILL surprise you with experience. The Plant Whisperer Team is available to all of our customers for all reasons: shipping updates, special requests, plant care, design, placement, selection and all your other gardening needs!
Our Service Team is directly connected to the best growers (ours!) across the country and have access to more plant experience and knowledge than any other retailer out there; online or in your neighborhood. Chat with a Plant Whisperer today!
PlantWhisperers@bowerandbranch.com | (866) 873-3888 | Chat below!
How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 866-873-3888
- Or via Online Chat
Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.
At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).