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How fast does ligustrum grow?

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There are over 50 different species of ligustrum, which grow moderately fast to very fast between 13 and 25 inches per year, according to SFGate. Without pruning, a typical ligustrum shrub or tree can grow up to 40 feet high.

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Ligustrum, commonly called privets, vary on their specific growth rate by type, which is noted on the plant's ID tag. These shrubs make good screens or hedges. They are native to East Asia and are often called privets. Growth rates also vary by soil type and by the amount of sunlight the shrub gets during the course of the day.

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