Buganvilla, Bugambilia,Veranera, Napoleon
- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
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.
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.
8-20' H, 8-10' W
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Lavender, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red
July, August, September, October