Vietnamese Blue Bell – *Wigert’s Specimen Tree*
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Trifidacanthus unifoliolatus
COMMON NAME: Vietnamese Blue Bell
COLLECTION NUMBER: #153
DIMENSIONS: 20″ (Height) 36″ (Overall width) 5 1/2″ (nebari) 3″ (trunk at first branch) 15″ (Ceramic Chinese Pot)
UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS: Formerly known as ‘Desmodium’ Vietnamese Blue Bell, likes full sun and moderate water and fertilizer. Tropical tree, please keep away from freezing temperatures. The genus name, Trifidacanthus, refers to the unique, three-pointed spines which interestingly develop from old inflorescence stems and flower stalks that become hard and woody. The specific epithet unifoliolatus refers to the single leaf blade which is actually a compound leaf reduced to a single leaflet.
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.
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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.