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Bougainvillea in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Bougainvillea 'Elsbeth'

 

Bougainvillea

Deep purple bracts and small white flowers.This cultivar can suffer leaf problems if grown in wet, humid conditions. Bougainvillea do not like ‘wet feet’, and this one especially likes to dry out thoroughly between each watering.

 
plant Features
  • Bougainvillea likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Bougainvillea likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Bougainvillea is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Bougainvillea likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Bougainvillea

Latin name

Bougainvillea 'Elsbeth'

type

Deciduous trees or shrubs

family

Nyctaginaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Bougainvillea likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Bougainvillea is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Bougainvillea likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Bougainvillea likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Bougainvillea is 5.00meters x 6.00meters 5.00 M 6.00 M

Bougainvillea 'Elsbeth'

Deep purple bracts and small white flowers.This cultivar can suffer leaf problems if grown in wet, humid conditions. Bougainvillea do not like ‘wet feet’, and this one especially likes to dry out thoroughly between each watering.


Flowering Season

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Bouganvillea's come in many different flower colours from white to subtle shades of pink through to vibrant orange, burgundy, red and purple. In the right conditions Bougainvillea can flower for up to 11 months of the year.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Late Summer TO Mid Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 

Planting

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant container grown plants in mid to late spring in moist fertile soil.

 
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