I lifted this variegated privet stump from the garden last year and have decided to completely bare root it put it into a larger container with a proper free draining mix to see if I can obtain a good growth rate in the coming season.
These last two images show the stump after repotting, defoiliated and lightly wired. A little bit of carving and waiting will greatly improve this tree. I hope. I also realise that variagated varieties are not everyone’s cup of tea but its worth the trying. If I keep it in warm shade it might revert to green. Who knows?