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BOUGAINVILLEA x buttiana 'Afterglow'

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Maureen Gilmer

Family

Nyctaginaceae

Botanical Name

BOUGAINVILLEA x buttiana 'Afterglow'

Plant Common Name

Afterglow Bougainvillea, Bougainvillea, Paperflower

General Description

Hybrid bougainvillea is a vigorous, woody, evergreen climber with short thorns and large, green leaves. 'Afterglow' is admired for its abundant, colorful clusters of yellow-orange bracts surrounding small cream-colored flowers from summer to late autumn. Hybrid bougainvillea is typically a large plant with an open habit that requires pruning and repeated management.

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 or tender vine in hanging baskets or other containers.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    10 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Vine/Liana

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    25'-40' / 7.6m - 12.2m

  • Width

    20'-30' / 6.1m - 9.1m

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall, Early Winter

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Vining/Climbing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Orange

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Light Green

  • Bark Color

    Green, Gray

  • 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

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Container, Feature Plant, Hanging Basket, Rock Garden / Wall, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier, Vine

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    Yes

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No