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Bougainvillea 'Bambino Bluey'

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Plant description

bougainvillea bambino bluey

Bougainvillea 'Bambino Bluey' is a woody perennial climbing vine with pinkish blue flowers. It has shiny green foliage. Bambino Bougainvilleas have been bred to be more compact than normal. They will grow over anything that will give the sturdy stems support. They can also be grown as plants that will spill down over banks and walls, and also make great container plants.  The colourful part of the flower is the bract which surrounds the small white flower.

Bougainvilleas are tough, pest and disease resistant plants that tolerate salt and drought once established. They will tolerate a wide range of soil types. Evergreen in warm moist conditions, but can be deciduous if there is a dry season. One problem with bougainvilleas can be the long sharp thorns, which can make pruning painful. The thorns also need to be considered for the siting of the plant, so that they don't become a hazard.

Bougainvilleas are best suited to warm, frost free areas, and can flower all year round in tropical climates. They are drought tolerant once established, and too much water can set back their growth. They like a sunny postion and regular fertiliser. They can be grown in a partial shaded postion, but this may decrease the flowering somewhat.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: mauve
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Soil pH: 5.5-7.0

Pests

Aphids

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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