Bougainvillea

 

 

Bougainvillea spectabilis

 

Nyctaginaceae

 

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Form: Shrubby vine
Seasonality
: Evergreen

Size: 15 ft high by 20 ft wide
Leaves
: Medium green, pointed leaves with bright showy colored bracts
Flowers
: small white, circular flowers attached to the center vein of the bracts
Fruit
: Seed
Stems/Trunks
: Stiff and sprawling with stiff thorns
Range/Origin
: South America
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones 5,6,12-17,19,21-24, H1, H2, 28o F

Comments: Stiff thorns, roots sensitive to disturbance, transplant carefully, needs support

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

         Exposure: Full and reflective sun

         Water: Low to Moderate

         Soil: Well drained

        Propagation: Cuttings, shoots

         Maintenance: Moderate litter

 

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