How to grow Bougainvillea tree

Bougainvillea tree growing tree of the genus Bougainvillea also known as Bougainvillea arborea, Bougainvillea tree perennial evergreen used as ornamental thorny plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+

Leaves color green in ovate shape the size 2-4 cm

Bougainvillea tree flowers

Flower color white yellowish the size 1-3 mm, the colored area is bracts, bracts are like petals the color of the bracts can be: white, purple, pink, light orange, red, purplish there are a lot of hue variety between this colors

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Requirements for Bougainvillea tree growing and care:

Frost free area, although can survive one in a while temperature that are 0 C,

What is the best way to start growing:
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but it’s possible

Difficulties/Problems with growing:
Vicious grower, sensitive for cold

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, Leaf miner, Moths

Pruning season:
End of the autumn start of the winter

How to prune:
Prune inner branches, prune dead branches, renewed growth is recommended to prune all the outdoor foliage

Size of the plant?
4-9 m. 15-30 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Irrigation water management requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Prefer full sun but can grow in half shade

Is it possible to grow indoor?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

When does flowers bloom?
Late spring – midsummer sometime late summer

General information about the flower
Small white yellow flowers, cover with petal that are actually bracts the color of the bracts can be: white, purple, pink, light orange, red, purplish, there is a lot of hue variety

Scientific name:

Bougainvillea arborea

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