Author Topic: Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)  (Read 2911 times)

juan

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Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)
« on: May 09, 2011, 12:52 AM »
Hello BSG members,

It has been a while since I posted here... but today I worked on cutting back hard one of my privets and felt like sharing the final picture. You´ll see the branch ends are still rough, hopefully with some future growth and mild fertilizer I can get thinner branch ends and get the tree to bulk up a bit prior to a local exhibit this August. These things grow fast, I love them!! This one is about 5 years old, taken from an old hedge, the tree is completely hollow all the way up..
 

Mike Pollock

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Re: Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2011, 10:41 AM »
Beautiful.

About the only comment I could make is... Can I have it?  :)
 

Larry Gockley

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Re: Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2011, 12:10 PM »
Looks good Juan, as always. Thanks for posting it. Larry
 

juan

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Re: Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2011, 01:43 AM »
Hello Mike and Larry, I´m very glad you liked the little fella..  ;D

Here´s a pic of the tree back in 2008, when it was transplanted from a training tub for fast growing to it´s first and current bonsai pot.

Back then, the pot seemed large. After a while , the tree filled out more (specially the apex) and the soil level was lowered to show more nebari. I think the tree has better balance now... Still looking for a quality glazed pot...
 

bonsaiTom

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Re: Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011, 05:46 AM »
Juan,  You're privet is maturing nicely.  I'd like to see the right side extended out just a bit more, and it will in time. 
 

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Re: Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2011, 05:15 PM »
I like how much it seems to have aged in just a couple of years. It's hard for me to think of privet as a tropical, since in my climate they are deciduous. I suppose that means it's subtropical?

Great work, Juan!!!
 

GastroGnome

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Re: Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2011, 02:29 AM »
I'd love to see this little guy in a light blue green Shukuhou square with silver!  Such a perfect compliment and contrast(resp.)with the bark and leaf color!