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Image of Betula occidentalis photo by: Jesse Saylor

Jesse Saylor

(Water Birch)

This birch is so named because of its natural association or occurrence near montane streams, lakes and moist glens. Water birch is a deciduous large shrub with a wide-spreading habit. It's native to the cooler mid-elevations of western North America, sporadically from central Alaska to Hudson Bay south to California and Arizona. The smooth bark is reddish brown to dark bronze with light colored lenticel dots. With age the bark is drab bleached gray.

The satin-glossy green leaves are broad ovals,...

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Maureen Gilmer

(Bougainvillea, Helen Johnson Bougainvillea, Paperflower)

This dwarf bougie is one of the best for massing as a groundcover. It is a semi-vining woody shrub that becomes covered with vivid magenta blooms. The shiny deep green foliage and compact size of ‘Helen Johnson’ make it a perfect hybrid Bougainvillea for containers and small gardens. It has the same graceful arching branches as larger forms, but they are held low to the ground.

The garishly bright blooms of this tropical evergreen are the heaviest from late winter to spring, though...

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Maureen Gilmer

(Bougainvillea, Oo-La-La® Bougainvillea)

This vivid magenta-red dwarf bougainvillea, ‘Monka,’ is among the best for a groundcover or container color in hot, dry climates. It is descended from giant vines of South America and their many hybrids, crossed to develop this small shrubby form, and others, tame enough for garens with limited space or entirely new applications such as slope stabilization.

Also known as Oo-La-La, bears dense color due not to its flowers but to modified leaves known as bracts. They are a signal that draws pollinators...

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Maureen Gilmer

(Bougainvillea, Pink Pixie Bougainvillea)

This is a true miniature form of the huge tropical vines that are the star performers of tropical gardens. Not only is ‘Pink Pixie’ a better candidate for small, sun-drenched gardens than most bougainvilleas, it’s a popular bonsai and topiary specimen too. This is a dwarf form of the variety ‘Torch Glow,’ discovered by a California grower among a group of bougainvilleas imported from the Philippines. What makes this sun-loving dwarf so unusual is the short distance between nodes on its stems, with...

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Carol Cloud Bailey

(Bougainvillea, Ms. Alice™ Bougainvillea)

This gorgeous dwarf white bougainvillea offers a shrub sized for smaller gardens but they are commonly massed in larger landscapes too. These woody plants have been bred from giant vines of South America to create more floriferous garden candidates. But this plant takes it even further and asks us to rethink how we use bougies in our landscaping.

This dwarf bears snow white flowers year around adding soft and exciting looks to the garden. The color is displayed on bracts, which are modified...

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Maureen Gilmer

(Bougainvillea, Paperflower, Temple Fire Bougainvillea)

A fabulous dwarf bougainvillea, ‘Temple Fire’ shows flaming color in both its flower and its bronze leaf accents. This is a cultivar derived from Bougainvillea glabra, which was crossed with hybrids to create a rainbow of colors and dwarf forms for smaller gardens. It retains the intense, long-lasting color of its ancestors in spite of its short stature plants.

The brick red color blooms are bracts, leaves that have evolved to lure pollinators. The bracts are very long lasting and fade...

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Maureen Gilmer

(Bougainvillea, Torch Glow Bougainvillea)

This bougainvillea, ‘Torch Glow,’ stands on its own amidst the many garden bougainvilleas due to its unique, upright, shrubby form. Bougainvilleas are technically lianas, tropical shrubs with reaching stems that grow into the treetops of their jungles of origin. Yet this selection was discovered in California among a group of seedlings imported from the Philippines. Ordinary plants have fast-growing stems with widely spaced leaves. The leaves of ‘Torch Glow’ are tightly packed together on their...

Image of Bougainvillea glabra photo by: Carol Cloud Bailey

Carol Cloud Bailey

(Bougainvillea, Paperflower, Small-leaved Bougainvillea)

Small-leaved bougainvillea is a vigorous, woody, evergreen climber with short thorns and deeper green leaves. Colorful papery clusters of magenta to white bracts fill the stems from summer to autumn, however it can flush flowers across the year. Bougainvillea is typically a large plant with an open habit that requires pruning.

Plant in full sun and fertile, well-drained garden soil. Bougainvillea makes a colorful accent on walls or pergolas and may be planted as an annual in hanging baskets or...

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Maureen Gilmer

(Bougainvillea, Paperflower, White Bougainvillea)

Small-leaved bougainvillea is a vigorous, woody, evergreen climber with short thorns and deeper green leaves. Cultivar 'Alba' produces papery clusters of white bracts over the stems from summer to autumn, however it can flush flowers across the year. Bougainvillea is typically a large plant with an open habit that requires pruning.

Plant in full sun and fertile, well-drained garden soil. Bougainvillea makes a colorful accent on walls or pergolas and may be planted as an annual in hanging baskets...

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Gerald L. Klingaman

(Bougainvillea, Sanderiana Bougainvillea)

Small-leaved bougainvillea is a vigorous, woody, evergreen climber with short thorns and deeper green leaves. Colorful papery clusters of magenta to white bracts fill the stems from summer to autumn, however it can flush flowers across the year. Bougainvillea is typically a large plant with an open habit that requires pruning.

Plant in full sun and fertile, well-drained garden soil. Bougainvillea makes a colorful accent on walls or pergolas and may be planted as an annual in hanging baskets or...