Bougainvillea spectabilis Willd.

Bougainvillea, Great Bougainvillea


Family: Nyctaginaceae

Genus: Bougainvillea

Category: Vine - Evergreen

Zones: 9 to 11

Size: To 30' long

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade, Shade, Winter In

Description: 

Bracts are colorful and may be red to orange, white or pink. Stems have spines. Prefers well-drained soil.

Cultivars: 

History: 

Published in Sp. Pl., ed. 4 2(1): 348 in 1799.

Native to Brazil.

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