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New Privet survival chances?

Post  Robert J Penney on Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:44 pm

Hello there , hope this is in the right section.
I Obtained a large privet which i think is rather impressive. I collected it Saturday night as my father mentioned in passing that there was a privet hedge pulled up in a neighbours front yard. I went over and saw this instantly , got my saw made it a little more managable and wrapped the roots up in a dampened bin bag got home late and stood it in water over night and potted in akadama in a plastic tub Sunday afternoon when i returned from work.
The root ball is quite hefty and full of fiberous roots .
Now my little experience of privets is that they are hardy and i have a joke with a friend that youd win a special prize if you killed one Laughing ... but i have two major factors that worry me for its survival chances :
1. The time of year .
2. It was pulled up Thursday and collected Saturday evening(but saturday was terential rain all day here).

What do people reckon its chances are of survival ?
I think its a stunning tree and must be as old as the houses from where it was pulled so im guessing 80-100 year old...
I would be greatful for ANY input .

Regards

Robert

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Post  Justin_ on Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:31 pm

I'd give it a 99.9% chance of surviving. I get inch-thick branches to root that were cut and stripped of leaves weeks before. Even if the current foliage completely wilts I'd be confident of new shoots appearing.

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Post  marcus watts on Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:54 pm

hi,

keep it in the semi shade and protected from relentless rain and i'd go 99% as well. just leave the tree alone for a year + to recover and it will respond much quicker when you start to style it.

good luck,

Marcus

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Post  Robert J Penney on Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:54 pm

Thanks for the replies .
So looking petty hopeful then .... Very Happy

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Post  Robert J Penney on Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:09 pm

I have buds coming through on this now Very Happy

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Post  leatherback on Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:16 pm

Jay!
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