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Mar 13, 2018 11:11 AM CST
Name: John V
60468 (Zone 5b)
Hi,

Can privet hedge be planted in the spring? My growing zone is 5B.

Thanks

JV
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Mar 13, 2018 11:58 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Welcome!

Personally, I would plant in late spring or early summer. That way, you probably won't experience anymore freezing temperatures and the Privets have plenty of time to establish before next fall/winter. I say 'probably' because last year we had a surprise snow storm in the middle of June. Smiling
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Mar 13, 2018 12:26 PM CST
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Welcome to NGA @jv627! Smiling I agree with Daisy about late spring planting in your zone John.
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May 23, 2018 9:22 AM CST
Name: John V
60468 (Zone 5b)
Hi again, and thank you for the responses.

I've planted several privet plants about three weeks ago and all are doing well except five. The five plants seem to be growing, but the buds didn't open like they did on the others.

I scratched the bark on the stem and they all appear to be green underneath.

Should I let them keep going or should I remove them? Will they bud again in the summer?

Thanks
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