SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ficus microcarpa
COMMON NAME: Green Island Ficus
COLLECTION NUMBER: #52
DIMENSIONS: 24″ (h) 39″ (w) 18″ (nebari) 26″ Reiho Pot
UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS: Root over Rock! Ficus is a very hardy tree, that is particularly great for banyan-style bonsai. Beautiful pads and great aerial roots. Produces ornamental figs. Ficus likes full/ partial sun and moderate water and fertilizer. Tropical tree, keep away from freezing temperatures.
Root over Rock bonsai are developed by placing a rooted cutting in the 1st year of its development over a rock and binding the roots in place with grafting tape. The tree and rock is then planted deep in organic nursery soil and over the next 2 years the soil is dropped progressively exposing the roots as they thicken and develop. In the 3rd year they are planted in bonsai soil and the training is continued. This tree is 2nd year in of development. It is fused beautifully to the rock. As the tree develops in further years it will be a real specimen root over rock.
This tree was styled by Erik Wigert, owner of Wigert’s Bonsai Nursery in North Ft Myers, Florida.
In 2008 at the “1st National Bonsai Exhibition” in Rochester, NY he was awarded “Best Tropical Bonsai” for his Purple Bougainvillea.
This is a tree from our personal collection here at Wigert’s Bonsai Nursery.
If you visit the nursery you will see it on display.
This is a chance for you to own a very special specimen bonsai.
Larger specimen trees can/ will require a custom built wooden crate for safety in shipping. The construction of this box could be an additional fee. Larger specimen trees can require freight delivery. The price of freight is subject to change, so please call for exact pricing.