Privacy Shrub Collection For The East & Midwest

Privacy Shrub Collection for the East/Midwest helps you create a private backyard oasis with shrubs/small trees covered blooms and berries that will also produce habitat for songbirds and wildlife. Easily add curb appeal and increase the value of your home with these beautiful shrubs and trees that will also act as a screen for neighboring homes. This collection is suitable for Western planting as well. Save $10 off the single plant price of $116.91
Zones5 - 9
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Water Tolerance
Mature Height Varies:
Berry Girl New Mexico Privet: 12-18' tall
Happy Boy New Mexico Privet: 12-18' tall
Butterfly Bush (Buddleia): 8-12' tall
Mature SpreadVaries:
Berry Girl New Mexico Privet: 12' wide
Happy Boy New Mexico Privet: 12' wide
Butterfly Bush (Buddleia): 8-12' wide
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Item Package SizeCollection of 9

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Privacy Shrub Collection for the East/Midwest is a specially designed collection of small trees and shrubs that will create beauty and privacy.

Buddleia alternifolia Argentea (Silver Spring Blooming Butterfly Bush) has silver foliage with long, cascading panicles of lavender-purple flowers are sweetly fragrant and attract many colorful pollinators. New Mexico Privet is an attractive multi-stemmed shrub or small tree with ornamental white bark and brilliant yellow fall foliage. ‘Berry Girl’ is a female plant that sets a huge fall crop of dark purple berries eagerly eaten by songbirds. Forestiera neomexicana ‘Happy Boy’ is a male plant needed for pollination. You need both male and female Privet plants for pollination/berries. This collection does best in low fertility, dry soil. Forestiera can grow well in the East, but best for areas with lower rainfall or very well-drained soil.

Included in the Privacy Shrub Collection are 3 plants each of: Forestiera neomexicana Berry Girl, Forestiera neomexicana Happy Boy and Buddleia alternifolia Argentea.

We recommend planting each 6 feet apart with the use of Yum Yum Mix and Root Stimulator Combo Pack for the best results. This collection is suitable for Western planting as well.

Plants are subject to change due to availability. If we make substitutions, we feature plants with similar attributes suitable to the collection design

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Item Package Size
Collection of 9
Common Name
Privacy Shrub Collection For The East & Midwest
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Yellow, Blue
Mature Height
Berry Girl New Mexico Privet: 12-18' tall
Happy Boy New Mexico Privet: 12-18' tall
Butterfly Bush (Buddleia): 8-12' tall
Mature Height
Berry Girl New Mexico Privet: 12' wide
Happy Boy New Mexico Privet: 12' wide
Butterfly Bush (Buddleia): 8-12' wide
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
Planting Guides
Planting and Caring for Pre-Planned Gardens & Collections

Soil Preparation: Remember that proper soil preparation is the key to healthy, vigorous blooming perennials. Use Yum Yum Mix and a high quality compost at recommended rates to prepare the soil. Inoculate the plant roots with Plant Success mycorrhizal inoculant. Planting: Plant according to the mature size of the plant. Don’t be tempted to put the plants too close based on their size in the pots. They’ll need the space to grow and fill in the expected area.

Fertilizing: Once annually in mid-fall, after plants begin to go dormant. Use Yum Yum Mix or Yum Yum Mix Winterizer at recommended rates to improve the soil and provide essential plant nutrients.Use it with high quality compost, mix half and half by volume and spread on top of the soil. Scratch it in lightly and water thoroughly. It is also beneficial to treat the plant roots with Plant Success® mycorrhizal root inoculant if you didn’t do so at planting time. (Inoculation only needs to be done once.)

Mulching: In arid climates mulching is very beneficial. Coarse textured composts, shredded leaves, pine needles and composted bark are all excellent mulch materials. Apply to a depth of 1-2 inches. Replenish annually (or as needed).

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

No longer available this season.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment and all items are shipping to the same address, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (800) 925-9387 or contact us by email.

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