SCIENTIFIC NAME: Bursera simaruba
COMMON NAME: Gumbo Limbo
COLLECTION NUMBER: #174
DIMENSIONS: 18″ (h) 11″ (w) 7″ (nebari) 5/8″ (trunk at first branch) 9″ Japanese Bunzan (pot)
GUMBO LIMBO has naturally exfoliating bark as the tree matures. Also known as “Tourist Tree” because it mimics the sunburnt skin of a tourist. Native from South Florida to Brazil. Gorgeous copper bark. Can produce ornamental fruit. Gumbo Limbo likes full sun and moderate water and fertilizer. Tropical tree, please keep away from freezing temperatures.
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.