Bougainvillea Red (Vine Type)
Bougainvillea are characterized by vibrant colors on large petal-like bracts that surround the inconspicuous true flowers. Native to tropical South America, Bougainvillea are essentially scrambling shrubs that bloom most vigorously in hot, full sun. 'San Diego Red' is one of the best and most hardy cultivars. Large deep green leaves contrast well with the deep red bracts. When the bracts are fully open the color changes to hot magenta. Can be trained to tree form by staking and pruning. Vigorous grower to 20-30 feet long.
Bougainvillea 'San Diego Red'
Leaf shape : Ovate
Leaf color : Deep green
Flower notes : Color comes from bract.
Flower color : Red
Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen
Average size maturity height : 20-30 ft.
Growth rate : Vigorous
USDA Zone : 30 to 35 F( Z10a)
Sunset zone : 5, 6, 12-17, 19, 21-24
Water requirements : Regular
Light exposure : Sun
Attractive bark :Yes