General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 20-30 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Other: it is in truth the flower bracts which are showy in vibrant colors
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Beach Front
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Prefers to be under-potted
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Common names
  • Bougainvillea

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Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Date: 2016-07-31
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Date: 2016-07-31
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Date: 2016-07-31
  • Posted by JamesAcclaims (Anacortes, WA - Zone 8b) on Jul 31, 2016 6:59 PM concerning plant:
    These beautiful multi-colored plants (in the right climates) can be year-round bloomers, however, here in North American climates they are summer bloomers in the north and central states, where they need to be over-wintered indoors in bright areas or forced dormant indoors in basements, or sometimes garages, due to their cold tolerance. In the southern and western States where summers are longer and hotter, these plants actually bloom the most in spring and fall when daylight and darkness times are more balanced and even (due to the fact that these plants are originally equatorial). There are places with such warm temps year-round that these sun-loving and balanced-light blooming plants are known for their beautiful winter blooms, eg. southern Florida.
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