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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' Espalier

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Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible :Yes

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf shape : Ovate

Leaf color : Deep green

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : Color comes from bract.

Flower color : Red

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity height :20-30 ft.

Growth rate : Vigorous

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 30 to 35 F( Z10a)

Sunset zone : 5, 6, 12-17, 19, 21-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Under oak trees : Yes

Barrier plants : Yes

Seashore conditions : Yes

Oak root fungus resistance : Yes

Hummingbirds : Yes

Hedges and screens : Yes

Frost tender : Yes

Fragrance : Yes

Erosion control : Yes

Drought tolerant : Yes

Deer resistant : Yes

Butterflies : Yes

Colorful fruits and berries : Yes

Birds : Yes

Autumn foliage color : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

Allergenic plants : Yes