Bougainvillea

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Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea sp.
Buganvilia, Tres-marias, Veranera, Papelillo
8

20 feet
8

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

About This Plant

Full sun. Deciduous. A showstopping tropical vine admired for the spectacular red, purple, and fuchsia bracts around its tiny flowers. Abundant thorns make it an effective security fence when planted in the ground. Bougainvillea is tough; in fact it blooms better under stress. It’s often kept fairly dry and root-bound, in pots, where it performs well. It appreciates moist soil, but avoid overwatering.

Maintenance

Bougainvillea flowers on new wood; tip pruning (back to a branch bud) helps encourage new growth. Stick to light shaping and remove dead wood to maintain a tidy form. Hedges will die back to the ground without protection during a hard freeze. They can be severely pruned in early spring after a dieback, but the thorns and rash-inducing sap make this quite a chore.

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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