Cherry Blossom Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea 'Cherry Blossom'
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||This genus was named after the famous French explorer Louis Antoine de Bougainville who circumnavigated the globe from 1766 to 1769. What are mistaken for flowers are actually colored leaf bracts that surround a tiny white tubular flower.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Vigorous grower to 20 to 30 ft. long.|
|Design Ideas||This bougainvillea looks great spilling out of a container, trained on a trellis or near a swimming a pool.|
|Flower Attribute||Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Mediterranean, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Container, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Attracts Hummingbirds, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
|Companion Plants||Very beautiful with Lavender SwirlTM Trailing Lantana (Lantana sellowiana 'Lavender Swirl'), a white- and purple-flowering groundcover. Continue the color scheme by interspersing with clumps of Sea Lavender (Limonium perezii), a lovely perennial also with purple and white blooms, and with upright, white- and pink-flowering shrubs like Roundleaf Laurustinus (Viburnum tinus 'Robustum') and SpringtimeTM Indian Hawthorn (Raphiolepis indica 'Monme'). Use trees like the pyramidal-shaped Star Pine (Araucaria heterophylla) as support.|
Requires well drained soil. USE CAUTION NOT TO DAMAGE ROOTS WHEN PLANTING. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Apply a slow-release fertilizer in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11