A Very Variegated Unusual Bonsai

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I think this unusual gem is the first variegated privet bonsai I've seen. Here's what our source for this photo, Miguel Ros of Museo Tatsugoro said when he posted it... "It's a Ligustrum with a natural graft of the same species. Its leaves are variegated!!!. It's a beautiful tree." (If you're interested, here a link to what Wikipedia has to say about natural grafts.) 

When I stumbled upon this unusual tree on Miguel Ros Museo  Tatsugoro timeline, I thought the variegated and the unvariegated leaves look a lot like leaves you might find on two different Serissa foetida varieties, but that the trunk is impossibly thick for serissa. Had I been on the ball, I might have realized that the leaves also look a lot like they might belong on a privet, and that there are privets with variegated leaves, at least in the nursery industry, if not on any bonsai we know (until now, that is)
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Here's a closer look at the trunk and at the variegated leaves

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The hand in this back of the tree shot offers a perspective when it comes to size. I lifted it from a video at Miguel Ros' Museo Tatsugoro's timeline... thus the fuzz

 

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This bird's eye shows the extent of the variegated section. It was also lifted from the video at Miguel Ros' Museo Tatsugoro's timeline

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