LIGUSTRUM OVALIFOLIUM #1 Common Privet
Age: 50 - 100 yrs
Container: Tracey Francis
region: UK (Introduced sp. Aus)
Privet exist in high quantities across the east coast of Australia, originally as ornamental hedge row plants during colonial settlement. Later though these have become prolific across the rural landscape. This tree collected from a field exhibits the bark of a tree dating back to those times of ornamental value in this species. An excellent example of the traditional humble side of bonsai design, incorporating some European and Australian influence as it references its many contexts.