The cost of a Privet hedge varies by variety and retailer, but the Arbor Day Foundation ships them to consumers for $3. As of 2015, customers at Direct Gardening can purchase 10 of these plants for $4.99.
These plants measure one to two feet in height when they ship and are capable of growing up to three feet per year. If left unattended, the plants can reach a total height of 12 to 15 feet. Because they are from Eastern Siberia, they are extremely durable in harsh conditions, growing best in zones 4 through 8. They are most often used for privacy, and gardeners can shear them into many shapes.