Phillyrea Yamadori Bonsai Material
Phillyrea angustifolia is commonly know as false privet or false olive and is, obviously, a member of the olive family. If you were to cross an olive with a privet this is pretty much exactly what you would expect to see. We have been cultivating this species in the U.K for years now and have been mightily impressed with it.
We have found the tree remarkably resilient to British winters, in fact more so than either of it's close relatives. Last winter we saw -5 Celsius and at the end of a particularly gruelling winter phillyrea emerged looking better than any other in the nursery. In cultivation Phillyrea can be treated just like our common privet. The species seems to be entirely pest proof and will withstand a great deal of wind and sun exposure. The small stiff dark green leaves have serrated edges and shine beautifully in the sunlight. The tree can be wired with ease in summer and will very quickly hold the position set. It grows very quickly and will need pruning several times over the summer, as a result it develops into fine bonsai in a very short time. Re-pot every 3-5 years using a very free draining soil in summer. Like most Mediterranean species phillyrea should only be re- potted once active growth is in progress
Well established and with some basic styling completed this phillyrea has the potential to become a unique and stunning top quality bonsai tree. Some carving needs to be completed now and with a little wire and a pot next summer this is going to be good! Phillyrea of this quality are EXTREMELY rare with it's massive trunk and incredible bark
20" tall above it's bonsai pot. 29" wide overall. 17" diameter nebari.
Planted in a plastic nursery pot.
The subject pictured is the EXACT plant we will send you. Appearance may vary depending upon the season.
In stock and available for delivery within two or three working days.
Price including secure packaging and U.K delivery* £685.00
*Price includes delivery to any U.K mainland address (except Highlands and Islands).
Not available for shipping outside the European Union (ie: the USA). Importing plants without correct permissions can land you with a VERY big fine or prison time.
We do not provide cultural information for this tree other than the above (relevant to the UK climate only). Please ensure you have the skills and facilities to care for this plant in your location before you decide to purchase.
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