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Bougainvillea Purple (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. Bougainvillea spectabilis is a vigorous climber with mid-green leaves with purple bracts from spring to fall.

Bougainvillea spectabilis (B. brasiliensis)

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf length : 4"

Leaf shape : Ovate

Leaf color : Mid green

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : Color comes from bract.

Flower color : Pink

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

Attractive bark :Yes

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