• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Vibrant Summer Color
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:boo-gan-VIL-lee-a
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design IdeasAfter each blooming cycle, trim or pinch the soft tips of young plants stems to encourage new growth. This will create multiple offshoots, thicken the plant's appearance, and yield prolific blooms.
    Companion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Cordyline (Cordyline); Evergreen Clematis (Clematis); Salvia (Salvia); Upright Juniper (Juniperus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide average to lean, fast draining soil. USE CAUTION not to damage roots when planting. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established in the landscape, reduce frequency; water container plants regularly, when soil surface becomes dry. Apply fertilizer in spring.Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Raspberry Ice was discovered as a branch sport of Bougainvillea spectabilis.

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