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Zach Smith

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Privet progression
« on: June 30, 2010, 10:47 AM »
Here's a privet I collected last fall and potted directly into a training pot.  I've been building the branch structure since spring, and just did some carving and lime sulfur treatment.  Chuck Iker is making a pot for it, and I'll repot once it arrives.

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Jerry Norbury

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Re: Privet progression
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2010, 04:34 PM »
Great stuff.

Round pot?
 

Zach Smith

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Re: Privet progression
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010, 05:54 AM »
Actually, going with an oval, though I think a round would work as well.  Privet looks great against a green glaze, so we'll give that a try.  Chuck sent me a photo of the raw pot, and the design suits the tree.  Now I just have to wait for it to dry and get fired.

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Re: Privet progression
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2010, 11:33 AM »
Are your privets evergreen in Louisiana? Here in Kansas mine are deciduous
 

Zach Smith

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Re: Privet progression
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2010, 11:47 AM »
Definitely evergreen, though they won't grow any during the depths of winter unless we have a warm snap.  Last winter was extremely cold for down here, nothing resembling a warm snap.

I actually think it's pretty neat that they lose their leaves where you are.  I commonly leaf-prune in order to enjoy the great ramification once they're far enough along.

Zach
 

Jerry Norbury

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Re: Privet progression
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2010, 04:20 PM »
They are semi-deciduous here (usda zone 8-9) in Amsterdam.

Mine typically lose some leaves in late autumn and then just before new growth starts in late spring the rest drop. Rather similar to Chinese Elm in that respect.
 

Zach Smith

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Re: Privet progression
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2010, 06:02 PM »
Here's the latest, photo taken today.  My new pot should be here in a couple of weeks, and I'll post again once I repot.

Zach
 

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Re: Privet progression
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2010, 06:14 PM »
Looking great.
 

Zach Smith

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Re: Privet progression
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2010, 06:31 PM »
Thank you, Jerry.  I appreciate your feedback.

Zach
 

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Re: Privet progression
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2010, 08:44 PM »
looking very good zach!

are you planing on removing the lowest left hand branch??? i dont feel it is necessary and will balance the tree much better, the open space it will create will make the tree flow!

great little tree, coming along very nicely!
 

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Re: Privet progression
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2010, 09:56 PM »
Do these heal scars well?  Is their wood hard?
 

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Re: Privet progression
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2010, 06:28 AM »
I know bottomline you can't kill that stuff  ;)
 

Zach Smith

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Re: Privet progression
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2010, 06:48 AM »
JamieR, I hadn't thought about removing the lower left branch.  I'll have to "virt" it off and see.  Chuck's pots are arriving today, so I should have an update this weekend after I repot.

Wayne, they do have a lot of healing power, though with larger scars you may not get complete closure.  The wood is quite durable as long as you manage it, meaning periodic lime sulfur.

I've seen privet survive Roundup attack.  They are not easy to kill.

Zach
 

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Re: Privet progression
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2010, 04:47 PM »
I like the lower left branch exactly where it is...
 

Zach Smith

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Re: Privet progression
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2010, 06:31 PM »
Here's the latest, photo taken today.  My new pot should be here in a couple of weeks, and I'll post again once I repot.

Zach
And the final shot (for this year) in its new pot.  Chuck Iker did a fabulous job.