Ficus Microcarpa ‘Tiger Bark’ Root-Over-Rock – *Wigert’s Specimen Tree*
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ficus microcarpa
COMMON NAME: Tiger Bark Ficus – Root over Rock*
COLLECTION NUMBER: #79
DIMENSIONS: 31″ (h) 44″ (w) 21″ (nebari) 8″(trunk at first branch) 28″ Shibata Keizan Ceramic Japanese Pot (Commissioned by John Naka) Please Refer to second photo for the current 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.
*Due to the weight of the rock, Root Over Rock bonsai have a greater risk of the pot being broken in shipping. We take every precaution in the packing process to ensure that it arrives intact and insure every shipment for its full value.
ATTENTION BUYER – THIS IS A FREIGHT ITEM
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.
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When you order from Wigert’s Bonsai Nursery we guarantee that you will receive a healthy plant.
We will pack your plant or pot to the best of our ability in order to provide the safest shipping for your order.
Winter Shipping Info
At Wigert’s Bonsai we are able to ship trees year round, however shipping to areas where temperatures are below 35F can be risky.
“Winter Shipping is at Buyers Own Risk”. Unfortunately we cannot replace or refund trees if they are damaged in transit by the cold.
We recommend that you purchase a HEAT PACK at checkout. Also make sure to track the package so someone can be home to receive it so it will not sit outside in the cold. If you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact us.
*We also offer Boarding Services if you want to purchase a tree and hold it here to ship at a later date . Contact us for Boarding fees.
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