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Orange King Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea x buttiana 'Orange King'

Pronunciation: boo-gan-VIL-lee-uh
SKU #01320
10-11

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OVERVIEW
Description A strong vining habit that provides quick cover and beautiful, showy masses of bronze-orange flowers. Use for a lush tropical effect on arbors, trellises, and spilling over fences. Evergreen in frost-free regions; can be used in colder climates as a summer annual for patio containers and hanging baskets.
Light Full sun
Watering Water deeply when soil is dry.
Blooms Summer; longer in frost-free areas.
Mature Size Vigorous stems quickly climb 20 to 30 ft. tall, with support.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Climbing
Flower Attributes Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Barrier, Container, Privacy Screen, Ground Cover, Hanging Basket
Design Ideas Orange coloring makes this Bougainvillea unique. It is both reliable and vigorous, growing tall enough to shroud arbors in shade-giving foliage and flowers. Train it onto walls and fences, or onto unsightly sheds. Spiral the stems up posts and columns, and through wrought iron panels or fences. Super contrast against red tile roofs. A great choice for dry gardens in very hot landscapes
Flower Color Orange
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Canna (Canna); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Passion Flower (Passiflora); Lantana (Lantana); Cordyline (Cordyline)
CARE
Care Provide average to lean, fast draining soil. USE CAUTION not to damage roots when planting. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Reduce frequency, once established; water container plants regularly, when top 3 in. of soil are dry. Provide trellis or arbor support. Fertilize in spring.
HISTORY
Lore The intense color of these plants, often mistaken for the flowers is actually the bracts which draw pollinators to smaller more insignificant white tubular flowers nestled within.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11

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