Gerald L. Klingaman
BOUGAINVILLEA glabra 'Sanderiana'
Plant Common Name
Bougainvillea, Sanderiana Bougainvillea
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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 other containers.
AHS Heat Zone
12 - 1
USDA Hardiness Zone
9 - 15
H1, H2, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
15'-25' / 4.6m - 7.6m
10'-20' / 3.0m - 6.1m
Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall
Container, Feature Plant, Hanging Basket, Rock Garden / Wall, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier, Tropical, Vine
Sharp or Has Thorns