Bougainvillea

bougainvillea

Bougainvillea

bougainvillea

  • available to order from late autumn
  • 14cm pot - 50cm tall
  • £29.99
Delivery options
  • Standard £4.95

This climber is semi-evergreen, so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new foliage appears again in spring.

  • Position: bright but indirect light
  • Soil: loam-based potting compost
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 50cm (including pot)
  • Pot covers: choose a 16cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot

    This stunning plant is ideal for a connoisseur grower. It produces magnificent clouds of magenta-purple bracts from July to September. A strong-growing semi-evergreen climber, it's best grown in a conservatory, but could be moved out to a sunny patio during the warmer months. As soon as the temperatures start to dip however, it must be moved back to a frost-free spot.

    Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a black plastic pot). They do however make excellent potted plants, and if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from.

  • Home care: Water sparingly during winter and re-pot or top-dress in spring. Bougainvilleas can live for over 50 years if given the correct care. They much prefer a heated conservatory and tend to go dormant at around 10°C, when they lose their leaves and flowers. Temperatures below this can be fatal. Once dormant, keep on the dry side until they come back into growth. When they are in growth, water moderately and feed monthly with a balanced liquid fertiliser. Re-pot or top-dress the compost in spring and during the growing season, give it a light trim to keep it bushy.