KINDLY® Japanese Privet

Zone: 7, 8, 9 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 4-6' Width/Spread: 3-4'

We’ve taken classic hedging and modernized it with Kindly privet. This is a well-behaved, seedless Japanese privet, so you can be sure it will stay just where you plant it. Its foliage is a perfect apple green with a lovely sheen, filling out its well-branched, dense habit. It makes the best hedging and gives foundation gardens a very lush look, year round. You’ll love the light fragrance it emits from spring to summer.

Why grow Kindly privet?

  • Reliable performance
  • Non-invasive selection
  • Evergreen foliage for year-round beauty


Light: Thrives in a spot that is situated in direct sunlight for a minimum of four hours and up to all-day exposure.

Soil: Not particular about soil.

Water: Needs average water while it’s getting established. After a year or so, it’s quite drought-tolerant.

Fertilizing: You can apply a granular fertilizer formulated for evergreens in the springtime.

Pruning: Pruning is hardly ever needed, but you can definitely prune it to any shape you’d like. It responds very well to pruning. Do so in the early springtime. If you’d like to do some rejuvenation pruning, remove a few of the thickest branches every three years or so.

Other: Gets the darkest coloring in full sun.

Botanical Name

<i> Ligustrum japonicum </i> 'NCLJ1' PP#35,881


7, 8, 9

Flower Color


Foliage Color







Full Sun, Part Sun


Any, Average, Dry, Moist

Season of Interest

Spring, Summer


Borders, Foundations, Hedges, Mass Planting


Attracts pollinators, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Evergreen, Foliage interest, Fragrant, Long blooming, Non-invasive, Winter Interest

Blooms on

New wood

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