Scarlett O'Hara Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea 'Scarlett O'Hara' (a.k.a. San Diego Red)

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01325
A strong vine-like habit that provides quick cover and captivating color with clusters of deep magenta-red, flower-like bracts. Evergreen in frost-free areas; useful as a colorful annual for containers and hanging baskets in cooler northern zones. Also referred to as San Diego Red Bougainvillea.
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10-11

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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationboo-gan-VIL-lee-uh
Average Size at MaturityVigorous stems quickly climb 20 to 30 ft. with support.
Bloom TimeSummer; nearly year-round in frost-free regions.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Tropical
Growth HabitClimbing
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBarrier, Container, Erosion Control, Espalier, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureEasy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsClematis (Clematis); Lantana (Lantana); Cordyline (Cordyline); Salvia (Salvia); Upright Juniper (Juniperus)

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 support such as a trellis or arbor. Apply fertilizer in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11

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