Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea glabra - botanical name

Bougainvillea glabra

Evergreen vigorous vine (climbs 5m ) from Brazil. Bright green ovate leaves on woody stems with thorns. Bright floral display from colourful bracts. Many named colour varieties in white; yellow; red; scarlet; rose and purple. Useful for climbing over a trellis or wall. Requires securing to a strong support. Dwarf and shrub forms available. Prune to keep under control and avoid thorns. Needs a warm sunny position. Semi-drought tolerant. Frost sensitive.

  • Plant type
    Climber
  • Sun/Shade tolerance
    Full sun
  • Frost tolerance
    Frost sensitive
  • Soil type(s)
    Sand, Clay, Loam
  • Water rating
    Medium
  • Plant origin
    Non indigenous (Brazil)
  • Scale
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