Ligustrum from a hedgerow

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Ligustrum from a hedgerow

Post  brian soldano on Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:52 am

Collected and cut fall of 2014. Spring 2015 I separated the larger clumps, and potted them up. There wasn't much for roots since they had been growing in mostly sand. Here is one of them and I was happy to see so many new roots. So it got a repot with no root work, I. Some fresh soil and stuffed back in the same old nursery pot for another season.i

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the rear branch had been positioned a little higher since the photo... Feed and grow is the plan to try an get some girth to the selected branches

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Re: Ligustrum from a hedgerow

Post  Leo Schordje on Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:19 pm

Great trunks and nebari, this can become a great tree.

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Post  brian soldano on Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:37 pm

Update 6-25-2016. Unrestricted growth til it got cut   back again.




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Re: Ligustrum from a hedgerow

Post  Indo Andreas on Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:11 pm

Nice work so far, a post to watch in the future.

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Post  brian soldano on Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:13 pm

Indo Andreas wrote:Nice work so far, a post to watch in the future.

Thanks indo, they grow so fast I'm sure I'll have another update or 2 before the seasons over

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Re: Ligustrum from a hedgerow

Post  BrendanR on Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:59 am

From what I can see the tree is in good health and the roots look like they are fibrous and plentyfl.

If you are planning on carving the trunks they tree needs to be very stable. If it is wired into the current pot (I did not see any wire) then you might want to do that in the early spring.

If not, then re-pot it in early spring into a slightly oversized pot and then make sure you wire it down very well. Then let it grow wild for a season and the following spring you can carve it.

I found that the bumping and jerking of carving on ligistrum really damages the roots, so you need plenty of them and they need to be as stable as possible.

But this is going to be a really great tree.

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Re: Ligustrum from a hedgerow

Post  brian soldano on Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:59 am

BrendanR wrote:From what I can see the tree is in good health and the roots look like they are fibrous and plentyfl.

If you are planning on carving the trunks they tree needs to be very stable.  If it is wired into the current pot (I did not see any wire) then you might want to do that in the early spring.

If not, then re-pot it in early spring into a slightly oversized pot and then make sure you wire it down very well.  Then let it grow wild for a season and the following spring you can carve it.  

I found that the bumping and jerking of carving on ligistrum really damages the roots, so you need plenty of them and they need to be as stable as possible.

But this is going to be a really great tree.
Thanks for the carving tip Brendan. I had pretty good luck with some others I carve this spring. After completion I realized i diddnt remove nearly enough material and the still need work.. I'm in no rush to carve on this one. I'd like to see those new leaders gain some size, and clearly it's going to take a while since I just cut it back... no rush though I'll take my time and enjoy watching it develop

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Re: Ligustrum from a hedgerow

Post  brian soldano on Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:37 pm

It's only been a couple weeks since the cut back and it's already pushing new growth like a mofo


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