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Bougainvillea sp., Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea sp.

Bougainvillea
Family: Nyctaginaceae
Origin: Brazil
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterDry conditionsPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersThorny or spinySeaside, salt tolerant plant

Very vigorous, evergreen, woody vines with spines. Although normally climbers, they can be trained to stay bushy as pot plants, hanging baskets, or as standard 3 or 4 feet high. They will bloom beautifully on branches on 18"-20" long. Keep all long shoots cut back to 18"-20" for best bloom. The vibrant color of this vine comes not from the small white tubular flowers, but from the 3 large paper-like bracts that surround each flower. Winter bloomer, likes very dry conditions it is a very good salt tolerant. Accent plant, often used as a hedge. See article about Bougainvillea.


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