Torch Glow Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea 'Torch Glow'

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01267
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.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationboo-gan-VIL-lee-uh
LoreThe 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 MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer; nearly year-round in frost-free regions.
Design IdeasUse 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic, Tropical
Growth HabitClimbing
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBarrier, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 10 - 11

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