Torch Glow Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea 'Torch Glow'
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||Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Summer; nearly year-round in frost-free regions.|
|Design Ideas||Use this unique bougie as a freestanding shrub in the landscape. Makes a bright specimen focal point both long range and close up. Integrate into mixed tropical or desert plant borders for spicy color. Can add unique looks to a Mediterranean landscape when hot color is needed for interest.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Bold Form and Color|
Provide average to lean, fast draining soil. USE CAUTION not to damage roots when planting. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established in the landscape, reduce frequency; water container plants regularly, when top 3 in. of soil are dry. Feed in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10 - 11