The Oval -leaf Privet , Ligustrum ovalifolium.
The ubiquitous Privet is one of the most common cultivated shrubs.
It is much used for hedging but if left un-pruned can reach the size of a small tree. It is classed as semi evergreen as it will lose some or all of it’s leaves in a cold winter. It has been grown in the UK since it was introduced from Japan in the late 19th century.It is a great subject for bonsai, responding well to pruning, easy to grow and very tough and resilient.
This is a particularly nice example having quite a mature look about it . It is chuhin in size at 45 cm. in height with a branch spread of 50 cm. Across the base of that impressive trunk it measures 15 cm. The trunk features some interesting hollows which give it an appearance of age. There is a well developed primary and secondary branch structure as well as good ramification. A refinements and further development of that ramification is all that is required. The nice Korean glazed ceramic rectangle is 37x28x8 cm It is from the Tongrae pottery which is sadly no longer in business. This is a nice medium sized bonsai of a very easy to care for species.