Progression – Chinese Privet 1

3/20/11

This Chinese privet, Ligustrum sinense, was collected in Winter 2011 as a bare trunk.  You can see where the main trunk was chopped off, taking the trunk line to a smaller-caliper leader which itself was chopped at an appropriate spot where it stopped tapering.  The new leader and the branches were grown out from trunk buds, and wired into position.

 

 

 

 

 

5/1/11

A couple of months later, I already have a nice set of branches and a nice design under way.  The start of ramification, too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6/18/11

Six more weeks, and much more development.  Privets grow very quickly!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8/20/11

And another two months’ worth of growth.  This privet has completely filled out in only five months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/7/12

A final look, in Winter of 2012.  Repotted into a fine Byron Myrick rectangle.  The tree went on to one of my very good clients a few months later.