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Bougainvillea 'Bambino Ningili' is a great smaller growing version of the larger varieties, making it good for courtyards, patios and containers. It has lolly pink bracts born in profusion at the end of the stems. Will grow to around 2 metres tall and wide, a shrubby plant rather than a climber. It likes sunny conditions and moist soil to perform at its best. Feed with a good general purpose fertiliser through the warmer months. Heat and drought tolerant once established. Withstands light frost.
Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter
Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres
Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical, arid.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.