Bougainvillea . Very popular . You need at least a foot width of soil. I tried growing it in 3 inches but it did not grow well. Sunnyvale’s climate zone (9b) is right on the edge for this tropical plant. You should protect it from freezes.


Family: Nyctaginaceae (nyk-taj-i-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bougainvillea (boo-gan-VIL-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: ?

Category: Shrubs, Tropicals and Tender Perennials, Vines and Climbers

Height: 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing: 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness: USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F), USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F), USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Danger: Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color: Magenta (Pink-Purple), Red, Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time: Blooms repeatedly

Foliage: Evergreen, Smooth-Textured

Other details: May be a noxious weed or invasive

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic); 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information: Non-patented

Propagation Methods: From herbaceous stem cuttings; From woody stem cuttings; From softwood cuttings; From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting: N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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