Bougainvillea

 

 

Bougainvillea glabra    

 

Nyctaginaceae

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Form: Shrub or vine
Seasonality: Evergreen
Size: 30ft tall by 8ft wide
Leaves: Leaf shapes vary by variety
Flowers: Small insignificant white flowers surrounded by showy colorful bracts; many bract colors available (salmon, red, hot pink, purple, yellow, gold, and white)

Fruit: Insignificant
Stems/Trunks: Slender, arching, thorn covered stems
Range/Origin: South America
Hardiness: Sunset Zones 5,6,12-17,19, 21-24, H1, H2, 32F

Comments: High Litter, Large Thorns, Vines need strong support on fences or walls, Roots do not like to be disturbed

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exposure: Full sun, heat tolerant
  • Water: Moderate
  • Soil: Tolerant
  • Propagation: Cuttings
  • Maintenance: High; bract cleanup, pruning, training

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