I just bought some beautiful Ligustrum vulgare swifts, and planted them. How often do you have to water them the first summer?


Straight Talk Privet is an adaptable plant that is easy to grow. Follow the tips in our plant and care guide to see if the soil is dry and supplemental water is needed. Generally, new plants need an inch of water during the first summer. Since Straight Talk is an evergreen shrub, you will want to be certain that it receives moisture during the winter. And, keep the roots protected and conserve moisture with mulch.