The hardy privet is also called the evergreen privet. It is therefore relatively clear that this plant has its leaves all year round. In botanical expert circles, the hardy privet is also called Ligustrum vulgare Atrovirens. Growth heights and widths of 2-4 meters can be achieved. The growth can be described as expansive and upright.
Pollination and foliage
Ligustrum vulgare Atrovirens is monoecious. Both cross pollination and insect pollination are possible. The white flowers in panicle form bloom in June and July. The green leaves are simple in structure and have a smooth leaf margin. They are lanceolate and come with an opposing arrangement of leaves.
Ligustrum vulgare Atrovirens can cope with many soils. However, the hardy privet can be extremely enthusiastic about calcareous and humus-rich soils. A moderate nutrient content is completely sufficient for problem-free planting. The name of this plant also suggests the given cold tolerance. Harder winters should therefore not be a challenge for the hardy privet.
The hardy privet can be defined as a mutation of the common privet Ligustrum vulgare. Over time, this mutation has conquered Europe, North Africa and Asia Minor.t.
First of all, we would like to urgently advise against culinary use. In addition to skin irritation, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea can also occur. Nevertheless, Ligustrum vulgare Atrovirens should not be quickly forgotten because of its ecological added value. The hardy privet cuts a particularly good figure as a bird protection hedge. Use as a nectar and pollen plant can also be recommended. The evergreen privet can also be used as a base attachment.