Thursday, March 10, 2011
Horrified upon originally learning of privet in my backyard, I'm pleased to report that this variety does not appear to be the highly invasive and life-choking Chinese/European species. I am not sure at all just which variety of privet this is and would love any input. During these days of rest and reflection and backyard photo ops I've immortalized the blooms that are beginning to form.
This particular privet's blooms are tiny, and run all along the whip-like branches reminding me of a weigela. In full bloom it looks like a cloud.
My Southern Living Garden Book does not describe the blooms of each privet variety but research on the web indicates this is not the invasive form. Regardless, I think its blooms are very delicate and beautiful making for a nice photo study.