Orange King Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea x buttiana 'Orange King'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Vigorous stems quickly climb 20 to 30 ft. tall, with support.|
|Bloom Time||Summer; nearly year-round in frost-free regions.|
|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 Attribute||Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Container, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Ground Cover, Hanging Basket|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Vigorous, Colorful Vine|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10 - 11