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BOUGAINVILLEA (CAMARILLO FIESTA™)

Image of Bougainvillea 'Monle' (CAMARILLO FIESTA™)

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Family

Nyctaginaceae

Botanical Name

BOUGAINVILLEA 'Monle'(CAMARILLO FIESTA™)

Plant Common Name

Bougainvillea, Camarillo Fiesta™ Bougainvillea

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

A rich mixture of burnished gold and hot pink on this rich green drought resistant vine make a first class selection for the frost free garden. These vines are the hallmark of Mexico and California but can be found thriving in dry climates around the world. The parent species are native to South America where various colors and forms where bred early on to create the contemporary garden varieties. This large woody plant produces long arching leafy branches that originated in the jungles to bring its foliage higher into the tree tops.

The intense color is from bracts, which are modified leaves and thus are far more plentiful and long lasting. Among them are nestled tiny white tubular flowers pollinated by hummingbirds and long tongue insects. Bougies bloom far more heavily when conditions are dry, and turn too leafy if overwatered. These plants produce a large fibrous root system that resents disturbance, so when planting, take care that the nursery rootball remains intact. Use this fast growing heat loving climber to add color to walls, fences, arbors, shade structures and gazebos. They thrive climbing onto roofs or into tree tops as is their natural habit.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    10 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Vine/Liana

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    20'-30' / 6.1m - 9.1m

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Xeric/Desert, Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Vining/Climbing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Gold, Hot Pink

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Multi-Color

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green

  • Bark Color

    Tan

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Tropical, Vine

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    Yes

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    No