Torch Glow Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea hybrid 'Torch Glow'
|Description||This unusual, showy, shrubby bougainvillea boasts beautiful reddish pink blooms atop stiff, upright branches. A wonderful accent shrub or screen when massed; requires no support. Evergreen in frost-free regions; can be used in colder climates as a colorful summer annual for patio containers.|
|Watering||Water deeply when soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Summer; longer in frost-free areas.|
|Mature Size||Reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide, in bush form.|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Container|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Passion Flower (Passiflora); Evergreen Clematis (Clematis); Cordyline (Cordyline); Date Palm (Phoenix); Bird-of-Paradise (Strelitzia)|
|Care||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.|
|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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