Privet Yamadori #8
Ligustrum ovalifolium, is a species native to Japan and Korea. It is occasionally known as Japanese privet.
It has been introduced in many other parts of the world and it is classed in NZ as a invasive species.
This tree was lifted by myself in March 2017. I found this yamadori in the Kawerau Pony Club hills where it had been chewed upon by horses, goats and sheep for many years. It has bounced back from lifting with some impressive growth, ready for first styling at any time.
The tree stands 36cm high from current substrate to the top of the original trunk, with current foliage and box its 90cm in height. The trunk base nebari is 22cm across at widest point, going into a trunk thats 9cm across giving the tree some amazing taper!