Bougainvillea

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Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea sp.
Buganvilla, Bugambilia,Veranera, Napoleon
8

20 feet
8

10 feet
South America
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Full sun. Deciduous. A large, thorny tropical vine with a shrub-like habit, admired for the spectacular red, purple, and fuchsia bracts around its white flowers. With its abundant thorns, it makes an effective security fence if planted in the ground. Bougainvillea blooms better under stress. To induce stress, you can usually keep it fairly dry and root-bound in pots. It’s much hardier when planted in the ground. The roots will survive cold temperatures, but it may drop leaves in freezing weather; it benefits from south wall protection.

Maintenance

Bougainvillea benefits from frequent fertilization, but don’t overwater it; it blooms better under stress. Damaging freezes may elicit attempts to cut back foliage; however, thorns make this a real challenge.

Features

Plant Type:
Vine
Size:
8-20' H, 8-10' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Hummingbirds
Flower Color:
Lavender, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red
Bloom Time:
July, August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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