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Bougainvillea

Family: NYCTAGINACEAE

Genus: Bougainvillea

Species: Large Cultivars

Slow at first but vigorous and hardy when established. Large climbing shrubs with backward facing thorns along the branches to secure support. Dark green leaves and tiny white flowers are surrounded by large, colourful bracts throughout the warmer months and often persist into winter. Prune lightly, as hard pruning discourages flowering. There are numerous cultivars in a wide range of colours, as well as plain or variegated foliage.

Pronunciation: Bogan-vill-eea

Origin

Exotic

Garden type

Mediterranean, Tropical

Size

H: spread 100 to more than 800cm W: spread 100 to more than 800cm

Planting information

Sun

Flowering season

autumn, summer

Availability

Readily available

Flower colour


White

Water rating

Little maintenanceLittle maintenanceLittle maintenance

Dwarf Bougainvillea

Bushy, smaller growing forms of the regular climbing bougainvillea. Ideal for growing in containers or for hedging. Wide range of available flower colours.
SunAttracts insectsBird attracting

Appleblossom Hibiscus

Dense foliage and large, single pale pink flowers with a deeper centre throughout summer and autumn.
SunPart ShadeInsect attractingBird attracting

Oleander

Fast-growing, upright, evergreen shrubs to 4 metres high with long dark green leaves and showy flower clusters for most of summer and autumn.
SunAttracts insects