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Bougainvillea 'Temple Fire'

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Plant description

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Bougainvillea 'Temple Fire' has eye catching bright pink bracts with tiny white flowers, and is a great vigorous climber. It can also be used to cascade down banks, and is a brilliant plant for adding colour to warm gardens for most of the year. Best in tropical to subtropical climates, as well as temperate areas. It needs a sturdy support, as it can grow to ten metres, but can be pruned to size. You will need to wear stout gloves when handling, as the plant has large thorns. Rarely troubled with pests or disease. Tolerates light frosts. Good for coastal sites.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 10 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 5 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full 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: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: All.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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