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Bougainvillea spp.

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  • Bougainvilleas are one of the most popular plants here in Arizona because of their massive displays of bright flowers in many colors 
  • Grow in full to part sun, these tough beauties bloom in cycles from early spring to late fall
  • Drought tolerant
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Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea spp.)

  • Hardy: Drought Tolerant
  • Varieties grow: As Shrubs, Vines, Ground Cover
  • Flowers: All Year Long

Bougainvillea Plant Details

Bougainvillea shrubs are known most for their showy flowers and the abundance of flowers that grow around the entire shrub. This shrub is extremely versatile with how it can be used due to the many varieties. It can grow from 1 ft. to up to 20 ft. with support from a trellis. When planted in an area that receives warm sun and at least six hours of sunshine, this shrub will grow quickly. Based on the variety that you plant, you could have white, orange, pink, or magenta flowers to use as accents throughout your yard. In warm climates, like ours, these shrubs never stop blooming so there is year-round color in your landscape. These do not like to be cold, so our USDA zones are perfect for Bougainvillea’s.

Bougainvillea Basic Care

Since this shrub likes the sun so much, it also needs to get the right amount of water to sustain itself. Once established, this is a very drought tolerant shrub but still needs a deep watering every few weeks. If you see more leaves and less blooming flowers, you can cut back on how much it is being watered and make sure that your plant is receiving the right amount of sun exposure. Bougainvillea’s can be pruned lightly a few times during the year, especially if the shrub needs to be trained to grow a specific way in the landscape.

Bougainvillea Landscape Uses

The different varieties of this plant allow it to be used in your yard in so many different ways. Due to the eye-catching colors that this plant has to offer, it is a great option to add into your yard for accent colors and texture to contrast existing landscape. This is also a good plant to cover up bare walls or bare areas in your yard. Bougainvillea’s are easily trainable to grow in vine form on trellis’, into a small tree form, or used as a unique and bright privacy hedge. Some varieties of this plant also do well when grown in containers or planting pots in small gardens and patios.

About Moon Valley Nurseries

At Moon Valley Nurseries, we offer vibrant and healthy plants that are ready to provide added value and instant beauty around your home. We also offer free design consultation at all of our nursery locations with an expert designer to help you make your landscaping goals a reality.

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    Perfect to crawl up a block wall. Our backyard has never looked better. The Bougainvillea is the cherry to my tropical oasis and really fills the space well.

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