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If you live in a temperate climate and want an (almost) year-round floral fiesta, then bougainvillea is the plant for you. Depending on the variety, it can be grown on a trellis or over an arbor, against a building or fence, in containers, as a hedge or ground cover, in tree form, and as a bonsai. I’m sharing care and growing tips for bougainvillea, a plant I have a lot of experience with.


Most varieties of bougainvillea grow 20 to 30 feet tall and wide with support. If grown as groundcover, they will be 1-1/2 to 2 feet tall and spread 8 to 10 feet wide. There are dwarf varieties which will generally grow to be 3-6 feet tall and wide.

Bloom time:

In zones 9-11, bougainvillea will bloom on and off all year. In colder zones, it will go dormant when brought in for winter and will bloom mainly in summer.


The true flowers on bougainvillea are quite small, usually white, and are surrounded by colorful bracts. The bracts are the real showstoppers and come in shades of red, purple, magenta, hot pink, light pink, orange, apricot and white. The bracts, often called “false flowers,” are what attract pollinators to the true flowers hidden within their brightly colored backdrop.


  • Use bougainvillea as a vibrant, colorful groundcover on hillsides.
  • Train on trellises next to buildings to serve as a wall covering.
  • Bougainvillea can be pruned and trained to grow in containers. For zones lower than 9, move them indoors to a garage or greenhouse over winter. Plants will go dormant in colder weather and should be watered sparingly.
  • Bougainvillea can be grown as bonsai or in hanging baskets. Try dwarf varieties, B. glabra, or the Bambino family for smaller more compact plants. Tip: Hanging baskets dry out quickly and should be watered (and fertilized) often.
  • Bougainvillea’s thorny nature can prove useful if grown as a security hedge.
  • Keep a close eye when growing next to buildings, as it may grow into cracks or under roofing and become destructive.


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