1. LuZiKui

    Collected Privet Progression

    Found this privet growing in the landscaped area around my neighborhood. I asked one of the landscape guys if I could collect it and he said sure. I threw on my yellow vest and dug it out with hardly a second glance from anyone in the neighborhood. I had to remove a ton of really dense clay so...
  2. Chinese Privet literati style

    Chinese Privet literati style

    110 cm (44") tall. It was difficult to get it entirely in the picture and focused. Needs many more years of age and development.
  3. rōjinbonsai

    Privet ligrustum ovalifolium

    Privet ligrustum ovalifolium 16 months in the making from a stump found abandoned.
  4. Privet cascade

    Privet cascade

    This privet is from a cutting four years ago. Blooming for the first time March 2023.
  5. Japanese Privet bonsai

    Japanese Privet bonsai

    Ligustrum Japonicum found growing in the backyard a few years ago.
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  7. Japanese Privet bonsai

    Japanese Privet bonsai

    Privet after trimming some 2022 summer growth. Collected in 2018.
  8. Blooming Japanese Privet bonsai

    Blooming Japanese Privet bonsai

    Spring 2022 blooms
  9. Sticks 'n' Triangles

    Privet Yardadori Loads of Deadwood, What to do? (ligustrum ovalifolium)

    My first time collecting somewhat of an actual tree, rather than a tiny sapling. Lots of carving to do in the future, I'm sure! This lovely lady let me dig up her privets that were clinging on to the bank, for free! I stuck one in a box and the other two were joined so put into a crate, as I...
  10. Balbs

    Privet Styling

    I’ve had this privet for a few years. I moved it from a nursery can to this pot this spring, probably prematurely. It didn’t skip a beat though. I know it needs some big branches removed and I was hoping some of you would weigh in. I did make the one virt which could be an option though it’s a...
  11. Aaron S.

    ATG's Privet Progression

    I have a privet that is sort of growing in my fence. Technically it is on my neighbor's side but then the neighbor built a wooden privacy fence about a foot from the original chain link fence and the privet is growing between the two fences. This past September I took a cutting from it and it...
  12. Sn0W

    First Carving Attempt

    I, like most beginners, have a load of old privets that I've dragged home from various places around the city that I happen to come across being pulled out in my day to day. I have one that didn't have a lot of root but I potted it anyways and unsurprisingly it pretty much died all over except...
  13. nmilewski

    Collected Privet advice and feedback

    Hey all, I collected this privet from my brother's property this morning, and I'm really excited about it. I'm almost 2 years into taking bonsai seriously and have collected many trees. Most survive. I'm learning a lot about styling but think this is my best material collected and don't want...
  14. HeroAKKD

    Please help with weak privet bonsai, with a possible fungal infection

    Hi everyone, I would like to ask you all for advice on how to save my bonsai tree. I have this tree for the past three years and I believe that this is a privet bonsai tree that is approximately 13 years old. As this was my first bonsai tree, initially I did not know how to take care of it...
  15. J

    Bonsai Material Acquired... What Now?

    Hey guys! I stopped by Lowe's today to ravage the houseplant section, but found my way to the garden center and snagged these beauties for $3 each! I'm so new to bonsai that my plan was to stick with "pre-made", but the more I learn about the hobby, the more I'm itching to work a tree myself...
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    privet bonsai . unkown pot.
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    Privet in an unknown pot.
  18. H

    Sumo Privet Ligustrum 14" Base

    I dug this tree out about 6 weeks ago. Took 4 weeks for buds to appear. Freebie on Craigslist. Last picture, where the lizard is at, is a new bud popping. Hoping for another bud higher up. But this will do if not. I'm amazed at the healing calluses already. These trees are trully indestructible...
  19. Hartinez

    Smaller Yard Privet progression

    Starting a thread on a privet I acquired from a friends yard last summer. Not the biggest in the world but still has a good size trunk. It sat in pure pumice through last summer fall and winter and I re potted this spring and let grow. It had a large dead protrusion straight out the top that...
  20. P

    White spots on trunk and lower branch of Privet

    I was given a Privet bonsai in April as birthday present. After shaky start have sorted watering regime and things were going well except! Lower Trunk has a white spots developing and lowest branch as well. the lower branch is losing leaves although some fresh grow. Unfortunately leaves are...
  21. daudelus

    Privet stump... getting smaller

    Here's a privet stump dug about 4 springs ago... it has developed fairly well I think, but I have been negligent with applying wood hardener, so when I brought it up to work on it, there was plenty of soft wood to be removed... I had recently purchased some dental tools on EBay ( $4 for a set of...
  22. Ryan H

    Privet Help Please

    Hello! New to the forum but not to bonsai. Recently bought the Chinese privet below and seem to be having problems with the correct water levels? Maybe? Have had the tree about a week and notice some leaf wilt, tips are graying, some small drop. I know they tend to like higher humidity so...
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