Variegated privet plant care

Variegated privet plant care



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Variegated privet plant care, propagation and sale

I am looking for someone to help me grow and care for my large variety of variegated privet trees. I have the trees growing under large glass panels which I would like to keep covered when not in use.

The trees will be planted outside so they are not completely enclosed.

The following details are what I would like them to have:

- A light, moist soil for roots

- Protection from extreme weather conditions

- No pruning

- Fertilise with any organic form of fertiliser

- Trim any damaged shoots/ branches

- Any shoots growing through the potting mix, should be removed and re-potted.

- Repot as and when needed.

- I would like to sell the trees in pots, in pots of their own or as cuttings, when they have grown enough.

A variety of privet can be found from the 'A' to the 'E' (see diagram at the bottom of this post)

A - Black spines - Green leaves, sometimes white. Very few pricks in a small flower spike. Very good quality as a hedge plant.

B - The black spines are replaced by a greenish colouring. The leaves also take on a greenish tinge, especially at the centre of the leaf. Flowers are cream and very numerous. Good hedge plant.

C - Large brownish spines are replaced by green coloured spines. Very good quality plant.

D - Green spines on dark green leaves. Very good quality plant as a hedge.

E - This one has green spines all over the leaves and shoots. It is also one of the smallest varieties. Excellent quality plant.

The following pictures show the variation from type 'A' to type 'E'.

The types are all available from nurseries in this country, though you will need to pay attention to the pricking you buy. It would be helpful to know how you want to use the plants.

The plant in the picture above is type 'A', it has small brownish spines on the leaves and shoots.

The plant below is type 'C', notice the larger brownish spines on the leaves.

Type 'E' in the picture above. This has green spines everywhere on the leaves and shoots.

Types 'B' to 'D' have been used for hedging purposes and they can be used to replace brambles (I have never had any problems with brambles).

Type 'A' and 'B' plants can be replanted when they have started to get leggy and develop shoots from the base. For example, if you have put one in the garden in the last few years, repotting in March or April should give you a good plant in a few years time.

Type 'C' and 'D' are normally grown as evergreens in gardens.

This is a picture of how to prune these types of plants. When you repot, prune after you have filled the hole with compost.

If the roots become damaged during repotting, you can repot at this time by digging the plant up, removing the top layers of the soil and then potting in the new compost.

This is a pruning instruction for a type 'A' plant. You can see the brownish spines.

Pinching shoots back will increase growth and make them bushier.

This is a common pruning instruction for a type 'B' plant.

Allowing plants to grow into a bush will create a dense hedge. You should see one of the above pictures for pruning guidelines.

In the next pages are pictures of different types of rose for the garden. These varieties include roses in white, pink, red, orange and green. These plants are for indoor growing and therefore do not require as much pruning as plants grown in the garden.

White Rose - The 'Sweet William'

This white rose variety is a popular choice for the garden. The rose bush should be kept at a maximum height of 3 ft.

Pink Rose - 'Cockscomb'

This pink rose variety has strong scent and good flower production. Keep the plant under 6 ft.

Red Rose - 'Sterling Rose'

This red rose variety has a rich scent and good flower production. Keep the plant under 3 ft.

Orange Rose - 'Miss Kitty'

This orange rose variety has good scent and bright orange rose buds. Keep the plant under 5 ft.

Orange Rose - 'Nora'

This orange rose variety has a strong scent and is resistant to pests and diseases. Keep the plant under 3 ft.

Pink Rose - 'Little Princess'

This pink rose variety has a beautiful rose fragrance and medium green leaves. Keep the plant under 6 ft.

Red Rose - 'Rose de Chine'

This red rose variety has good color and a rich scent. Keep the plant under 3 ft.

Orange Rose - 'Bouquet'

This orange rose variety has bright orange rose buds. Keep the plant under 5 ft.

Red Rose - 'Rosenbom'

This red rose variety has a good flower production. Keep the plant under 3 ft.

Orange Rose - 'Sweet Caroline'

This orange rose variety has bright orange buds. Keep the plant under 5 ft.

Orange Rose - 'Red Carrot'

This orange rose variety has bright orange buds. Keep the plant under 5 ft.

Red Rose - 'Sunshine'

This red rose variety has a bright red scent. Keep the plant under 6 ft.

Rose - 'Alba Perpetua'

This rose has a medium amount of white flowers with a rich scent. Keep the plant under 3 ft.

Red Rose - 'Clementine'

This red rose variety has a good scent. Keep the plant under 6 ft.

Red Rose - 'Fireworks'

This rose has a good amount of red and purple flowers. Keep the plant under 6 ft.

Rose - 'Rugose'

This rose has a strong scent. Keep the plant under 6 ft.

Red Rose - 'Pale Pink'

This red rose variety has a good flower production. Keep the plant under 6 ft.

Red Rose - 'Eclipse'

This rose has a rich scent and colorful pink petals. Keep the plant under 6 ft.

Rose - 'Rosa'

This rose variety has a good amount of pink flowers and a nice scent. Keep the plant under 6 ft.

Rose - 'Kew Blue'

This rose has good flower production. Keep the plant under 6 ft.

Rose - 'Alba Folia Aurea'

This rose has a bright scent. Keep the plant under 6 ft.

Rose - 'Rose'

This rose has a good flower production. Keep the plant under 6 ft.

Rose - 'Grandiflora'

This rose has a rich scent. Keep the plant under 6 ft.

Rose - 'Alba Rubra'

This rose has a good amount of bright red and yellow petals. Keep the plant under 6 ft.

Rose - 'White Diamond'

This rose has a good amount of white flowers and a rich scent. Keep the plant under 6 ft.

Rose - 'Red Rose'

This rose variety has a bright scent. Keep the plant