Tall privet clump

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Tall privet clump

Post  JimLewis on Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:17 pm

This group stands 18 inches (or so) high. The first pic is moments after I dug it up earlier this year. The second its today. I've done some trimming, and I have used chopstick pieces to spread the clump apart a bit. Nothing more. I'll put it into a shallow pot next spring.

This is one of a dozen or so privet (Ligustrum sinensis) I have. It is almost as versatile as boxwood for bonsai, but I suspect not as long lived -- especially with deadwood. All deadwood on this one (a bit hard to see at this remove) is natural so far.

Comments and suggestions solicited, please.




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Re: Tall privet clump

Post  Harleyrider on Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:23 pm

Hi Jim. Looking good so far. I'm currently in the process of lifting around 20 or so 80-100 year old privet stumps from ground around my house. As you can imagine, they're somewhat 'bulkier' than this specimen, but having seen the results you have produced here, I now have no reason to ignore the multiple similar examples strewn around my 'private' collection area.
I await further developments with interest......

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Re: Tall privet clump

Post  Stone Monkey on Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:42 am

Jim / Harleyrider

Check out this Privet by Ian Warhurst, he is on the IBC.

http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/bonsai-f1/cotoneaster-bonsai-or-topiary-t846.htm

An excellent example of collected material used for Bonsai and a good source of inspiration Very Happy

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Andy

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Re: Tall privet clump

Post  JimLewis on Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:10 pm

It is a very nice tree, but I guarantee that his tree will be smaller in a very few years as the deadwood crumbles away. I've found nothing that will preserve privet wood.

This:


Now is this;

And is getting smaller and smaller.

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Re: Tall privet clump

Post  JimLewis on Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:20 pm

An update:



The deadwood: (left)


(right)

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