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Our Special Bonsai of the Month:

This is Liana's special Bonsai, one which she personally feels is worthy of note because it is a promising specimen, excellent value, and shows character.

BOM_June_2018Number: 6500
Name:  Port Jackson Fig Hybrid        
Scientific  Name:  Ficus rubiginosa/Ficus macrophylla
Date of Birth:  1996
Origin:  Dept of Parks, Fremantle, 1978
Cultivation:  Prefers light to medium soil in an open, sunny position.  Grown from seed personally collected from Wilson Park, Fremantle.

Height: 38cm 
Age: 22 years
Pot: 32 x 23 x 8cm Terracotta, unglazed, Chinese with pattern.

Description: This month's Bonsai has been chosen by Liana specifically for its shape.

Grown from seed collected in the famous Wilson Park in Fremantle, this Bonsai is a Port Jackson Fig Hybrid.  In about 1978 a horticulturist designed a park tree that is evergreen, has a large trunk and small leaves.  Usually Moreton Bay Figs have large trunks and large leaves and Port Jackson Figs have small trunks and small leaves. But to create a Fig which has small leaves and large trunks, well, it's a Bonsai enthusiast’s dream.

Liana’s work has been in establishing this Fig tree so it thrives in an open situation.  Some training of the foliage has been undertaking but mostly to induce branching and reduce leaf size.  More leaf reduction, branching, wiring and training will only further enhance the beauty of this Bonsai but it is now ready to be moved and trained and adored by others.

Port Jackson Figs handle our strong winds, summer droughts, winter frosts and the coastline salt deposits. All they ask for is a regular drink of water and a good feed of organic food such as dynamic lifter, Osmocote, composted manure or liquid fertilizer other than Fish Emulsion. (Fish emulsion leaves too many deposits in the soil and poisons it).

Your responsibility for this Bonsai will be:
Must live outside with minimum 2 hours direct sunlight on leaves.
Must be watered every day from October to May.
In February visit Liana for further free advice.

All Bonsai Palace Bonsai are presented with a Bonsai Birth Certificate and detailed care instructions.  Also, we offer a free ‘feed and groom’ for each Bonsai within three months of purchase.  Just visit Liana at the Palmyra Market on a Sunday for free Bonsai advice.


All pricing is in Australian Dollars and includes GST. Shipping costs are quoted at the time of order placement and will depend on your location and preferred shipping method. 

Please note that due to Government quarantine regulations we cannot ship Bonsai and soil products outside our state of Western Australia at this time...

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