Bougainvillea spectabilis/Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea spectabilis / Bougainvillea spectabilis
Flowers (bracts) hanging from a garden structure
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Scientific Name: Bougainvillea spectabilis
Common Name: Bougainvillea
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Flowers (bracts) present most of the year. Many varieties and colors available. Aphids, snails, slugs, and caterpillars are insect pests. A relatively recent introduction, bougainvillea looper, is now a significant pest in California. Keep soil moderately dry and plants in full sunlight.