This gorgeous red Bougainvillea is a highly ornamental shrub that will add an instant Summer long Colour burst for your patio or garden.
Bougainvillea is an extremely hardy plant that can handle everything our local environment throws at it. They’re ideal for our climate here in WA with our hot, dry summers. Bougainvillea l;ike a hot spot in the garden, to cover a wall or use as security to cover a fence. To keep thorns under control, lightly prune as it grows, and you won’t get those arching long thorns. You can also keep it under control by growing in pots, where they look lovely cascading down, or climbing up mediterranean style. They also make a spectacular standard topiary.
Plenty of sunlight is needed for Bougainvilleas to bloom. They also don’t like to be kept in soil that is too wet. Once roots are established, a couple of years after planting, they seem to thrive on neglect. Leave them alone, don’t water and you’ll be rewarded with amazing, intense summer and autumn colour.