Growth Habit: dense branching, multi stem upright shrub
Growth Rate: fast to moderate
Light Requirements: Full sun to Part Shade
Soil Requirements: average well drained soils, no wet feet
Appeal: The California Privet is a great shrub to use to create a hedge. It takes pruning easily and grows quickly to form a densely branched hedge. This is a very durable plant that can thrive in most soil conditions. It has dark green foliage and will produce small white flowers in early summer. Privet is semi evergreen and can lose its leaves in harsh winters.