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BOUGAINVILLEA x buttiana 'Lady Mary Baring'

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Carol Cloud Bailey

Family

Nyctaginaceae

Botanical Name

BOUGAINVILLEA x buttiana 'Lady Mary Baring'

Plant Common Name

Bougainvillea, Lady Mary Baring Bougainvillea

Special Notice

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General Description

Hybrid Bougainvillea is a vigorous, woody, evergreen climber with sharp thorns and large, green, heart-shaped leaves. It was produced from the cross of Bougainvillea glabra and Bougainvillea peruviana. It is admired primarily for its abundant, colorful clusters of purple, red, hot pink or yellow bracts which are modified leaves that look like petals. The bracts surround small, cream to pink, tubular, true flowers whenever the weather is warm and dry.

Hybrid bougainvillea is typically a large plant with an open habit that requires pruning and repeated management. It can be pruned as a tree, shrub, vine or topiary. Plant Bougainvillea in full sun and fertile, well-drained garden soil. Too much water or pruning can cause it to stop flowering. 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

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Vining/Climbing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Yellow, Red, Purple, Pink, Hot Pink, Magenta, Fuchsia, Lavender, Violet, Plum, Orange Red, Dark Salmon

  • 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, Hedges, Rock Garden / Wall, Screening / Wind Break, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier, Tropical, Vine

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    Yes

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No