Mary Palmer's Enchantment Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea 'Mary Palmer's Enchantment'

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01319
Huge flower bracts of pure white blooms on a strong vining habit. Can be used as a showy summer annual in cold climates for patio containers and hanging baskets. Excellent evergreen for trellises in frost-free regions.
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10-11

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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationboo-gan-VIL-lee-uh
LoreThis 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 MaturityVigorous grower to 20 to 30 ft. long.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasAn excellent choice for training up and over arbors for shade. Spiral up post or column to porch or gateway. Drape over fence lines to break up a long run. May be used on banks and slopes for large scale coverage where allowed to sprawl.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Tropical
Growth HabitClimbing
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Erosion Control, Espalier, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureTolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Cordyline (Cordyline); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Salvia (Salvia); Agapanthus (Agapanthus)

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

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