This bougainvillea will make a great. Informal upright style bonsai tree. It is well established and has excellent branch placement and structure.
All it needs is time to develop ramification and an artistic touch to give the branches beautiful movement. The nebari is nice and radial and will mature well with time.
This tree will be ready for work and to be put into a small pot upon arrival. After that all you need to do is watch it bloom over and over again! Measurements: height: 12″ width: 9″ trunk diameter: 1″ nebari (root spread): 2.5″. Bougainvillea is an extremely drought tolerant flowering vine.
Though bougainvillea is often seen with a large self supporting trunk in a bonsai setting its true nature is to climb over and prick! In warm climates bougainvillea is a prolific grower, one at the thomas edison home in ft. Myers has totally overtaken a 40′ pine. Bougainvillea leaves reduce readily and because the colored part of the flower is actually a modified leaf known as a bract the nodes between the flowers can be reduced with training. Bougainvillea can take total defoliation or a 80% root pruning with no problem given temperatures are nice and hot.
Finally, the trick to get bougainvillea to bloom the best is to keep it dry – they will not flower in wet soil!
The item “Bonsai Tree, Bougainvillea spectabilis ~#2~ Purple Blossoms, No Reserve Auction” is in sale since Thursday, May 01, 2014. This item is in the category “Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Flowers, Trees & Plants\Bonsai\Plants”. The seller is “newworldbonsai” and is located in Land O’ Lakes, Florida.
This item can only be shipped to United States.
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