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Spray plants, such as camellia, holly, gardenia, magnolia and privet, with horticultural oil sprays to control infestations.
This is our state as it once was, not as most of it is today, all covered up in thickets of lesser oaks and holly and Chinese privet so dense that light no longer reaches the ground.
Wilson’s second wife, Edith, oversaw the plot’s transformation into a sophisticated rose garden with clipped privet hedges.
And what garden is complete without a towering privet hedge and palm trees!
This happens with goldspot and golden euonymus and with variegated privet.
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Origin and Etymology of privet
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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