Bougainvillea x buttiana alba - Plant
Description for Bougainvillea x buttiana alba
Plants need well-drained soils in full sun. Although established plants in the wild tolerate dry soils, container plants and new plantings need regular moisture. Deadhead flowers to prolong bloom. Remove seed pods to encourage rebloom.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|California Gold Bougainvillea||Yellow||June to frost||3.00 to 5.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Bougainvilleas love hot, dry, sunny spaces and they seem to perform better when slightly neglected, so don t be to attentive to your plant and it should thrive. Water thoroughly and then allow the top inch or two of soil to dry out before you water again. The easiest way to test the soil moisture content is to stick your finger into it.
|full sun||well-drained soil||medium||40 drgree f||apply any organic fartilizer|
Caring for Bougainvillea x buttiana alba
- Epsom salts along with your fertilizer; the magnesium sulfate will encourage new growth from the bottom of the bush Prune plants every spring and destroy all old or diseased plant material. Wear elbow-length gloves that are thick enough to protect your hands from thorns or a clumsy slip, but flexible enough to allow you to hold your tools.
Typical uses of Bougainvillea x buttiana alba
Special features: For the St. Louis area, grow in containers as patio plants that are overwintered indoors. In southern Florida and California, this may be planted as a specimen or massed in gardens and shrub borders or grown in containers.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
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