Bougainvillea

Botanical Name: Bougainvillea

Phonetic: boo-gun-VEEL-ee-uh

Common Name(s): Bougainvillea

Family: Nyctaginaceae
Origin: Difficult to identify
Plant Type: Vine
Persistence: Perennial, annual

Leaf Type: Simple
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Medium green
Fall Color: –
Texture: Medium
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Seasonal bloomer
Flower Color(s): Purple, red, pink, yellow

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 9-11
Growth Rate: Fast          
Height: 15-40 Feet
Spread: 15-40 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: Chlorosis in alkaline soil, mealy bug, scale, aphids
Soil: Well-drained, acid soils

Maintenance: Medium maintenance, regular pruning to shape the plant

Features: Showy flowers, thorns, consists of 14 species, nice texture, colorful flower bracts, mounding habit, blooms when young, sensitive roots (do not disturb roots)
Uses: Annual, containers, around pools, espalier, can be trained, grown as standard, large basket, southern feeling

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