Really nice little tree up for grabs here. Still needs a lot of branch work and ramification to be a good tree. The bark and trunk movement are the best parts of this tree. Measurements: height: 10″ width: 5″ trunk diameter: 1.25″ nebari (root spread): 1.25″. 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! Anything in its path. 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! Actual color of blooms!The item “Bonsai Tree, Bougainvillea spectabilis, Purple Blooms, No Reserve auction! #2″ is in sale since Wednesday, April 22, 2015. 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 be shipped to United States.