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They can take a night or 2 around 32F but not any prolonged cold spells. It looks magnificent. Hi Rachel – Greetings from California, & thank you! I have two variegated bougs in pots. You’ll have much better luck if you leave them in the grow pot when planting. How do I tell what is alive and what is dead? I recommend checking the soil every day- but that doesn't mean you will water every day. I don’t know where you are, how cold it got or for how long so I can’t say. Bougainvillea spectabilis is extensively commercialized as an ornamental and hedge plant. Hi Jim – I live in Tucson & my bougainvilleas take a lot of sun & heat without wilting bur they’re in the ground. The leaves even though curled/stressed still have life.Difficult to pull off. Sirena. If you've been keeping it fairly dry, the plant may need less fertilizer, less pruning, or more sun. Hope that helps, Nell. Thank you. Thank you so much! The inflorescence consists of large colourful sepal-like bracts which surround three simple waxy flowers. Keep the plants in warm conditions, avoiding temperatures below 60 degrees F. Water the bougainvillea lightly and infrequently. They prefer infrequent, deep waterings after thy’ve established. The leaves are sparse during the winter, I live in southern California. Bougainvillea loves sun & heat so new growth will come in the spring. Hello Nell, Still plant them with the pot? There is some brick issues on the bottom, I thought I could masked. While I prune them regularly, I also trim their roots and change the soil every 2 years approximately. Thank you for the great info. It has 26 established bougainvilleas. Any tips on variety, care and spacing is greatly appreciated. My question – is this a bad idea? Not the answer you were probably hoping for but I hope it helps! Last Updated: March 29, 2019 Pink Bougainvillea Background. Hi Sonia – I think you mean 15 gallon & not 95 gallon because that would be huge! They’re a very common plant & not very expensive so I’d recommend buying a new one. Over 50. Do you know if that will work? Nell. Hi Lori – Bougainvilleas do grow like crazy! Hi Nell, Its almost a year since I last wrote to you for advice regarding Bougainvillea. I have found out through reading these instructions that I have over watered it. thank you! Hopefully, I will get favorable results this summer. Bouganvilleas are very common in this area: 8500 ft elevation, warm but not hot tropical climate right on the Equatorial line, the temps are always between 55F nights and 85 F days, and the days are always 12 hours long. Beds are lots of sand and landscape gravel. Loved your post! i am highly doubtful the plants are root bound in the pots, given how large the pots are and it’s only been 3 years or so. I find them very resistant. Just make sure to leave the bougies in their grow pots (make big slits in the pots so the roots can grow out) when planting them – they are big babies when it comes to having their roots disturbed. Yes, fuchsia is one color. Maybe drying the branches? I have one that is a tree wrapped around a column on my porch in Phoenix AZ . See “planting” above. You can plant now but I think it’d be best to wait until Oct or Nov – you won’t need to water it as much to get it going. We live in n. calif & have a lot of retaining walls in our backyard. Yes, it’ll do fine on a trellis but will need training, guiding & supporting as they don’t attach. Nell, I live in the UK. Raspberry Ice Bougainvilleas grow to be 2-3′ tall by 5′ wide. Should I trim it – which has never been done (to my knowledge since 2013). They do well. Yours may or may not bloom again this year – pinching helps. Tks My question is if I leave the plant in the 7 gallon plant container made of a plastic like material and will never disintegrate in the ground. If you’re concerned, plant a lower growing variety rather than 1 that gets 30′ tall. You can always cut off the rim if you need to. For optimum bloom & a big show of flowers, they need full sun. Then, I would make 5 single slits all the way up & down the sides of the pot (for a 5 gallon size). Nell, Hi! Thank you! It is now summer here in Ohio and the days are hot. I do a lot of raking & sweeping too! building but have 2 major concerns: What a wonderful website! I could add topiary or bonsai because here in Santa Barbara I’ve seen it pruned into the shapes of a large basket & swan. I want to get one. I would like to plant one Boug in the soil, train it to cover a compound wall grill 3 ft. high and 28 ft long. So, "I just bought it, so the watering and pruning were most helpful. Looking at my google photos link (all taken today): https://PHOTOS.APP.GOO.GL/7DGZRAWS4DDRYT6I9. Thank you. Nell. its not just one species but that most are hybrids of three or so species. "I brought a bougainvillea this year without any way of knowing how to care for it. Some depends on the variety. I always plant bougainvilleas in their plastic grow pots. Fingers crossed. Thank you for your advice. Thanks so much! Bougainvillea glabra can be easily grown as a hedge, an arch or a tree on the ground and in pots. Nell, Hi Nell Could you tell me if Bougies will dig up surrounding paving with their roots. Yeah, if you click on my name (above, previous post) it actually links to the photos. If you want the bougainvillea to climb a trellis or wall, be sure to plant it near the structure. If you are planting this hedge against a wall, the holes should be at least 8 inches away from the wall. Check out the crazy multicolored bougainvillea hedge I saw in Los Angeles recently! Is there something that needs to be done to the soil to rid it of the poison she used? Full Speed A Hedge; Our Products: Annual Plants > Bougainvillea Plants. When time to water, water the plant thoroughly, provi… Where are surrounded by bougainvilleas here in Southern California but the trees are a rarity. By using our site, you agree to our. And, they don’t like to be transplanted so choose the location carefully. Still in the 10″ish pot I bought it in. I want to make some design changes to the porch and I don’t want to plan around a tree that will be dead in a couple of years and have to start over. Nell. Bougenvillias thrive here and we are not a dry climate. I’m in NC by the way. I realize some posts & wire guides and a good deal of training and pruning will necessary for that. They need full sun & warm temps outdoors to put out a good bloom so indoors they need all the natural light you can give them. Renee. I would think that spring would be best. ), Hi Dave – Thank you! I’ve never seen shoots/vines curling around a branch. Hi Valerie – I don’t have any experience with over wintering this plant. Some varieties & cultivars produce more of them then others. The flowers are generally small and come in various colours. You can read our policies here. Or using a heated soil mat ? Thanks! Had planned on putting them in 2 different “in ground” locations, but unfortunately we hit concrete a few inches down in one spot so my gardener put the two side by side. Although it has grown few leaves and has nice blooms, it doesn’t grow any taller or really grows larger new branches. I’ve found that they aren’t heavy feeders in regards to fertilizers, especially when in the ground, so go easy on that. Basically a living fence to replace an ugly, dilapidated wooden fence that is falling down. Just got them this past spring and haven’t had them over a winter yet. You say it’s not cold damage but I’m doing a post & video on this subject in a few days. What have I done? Great – Bougainvilleas are tough as can be but don’t like to have their roots disturbed! My plant is dropping all its beautiful blooms! Etienne – Thank you so much for sharing. Wanted to check what. I have a very sunny sunroom where it can get the sun it needs in winter. In temps below 40, they’re semi-deciduous. More pinching = more color. Each have new growth shooting up from the bottom but how do I get them to pick up where they left off last year? Avoid over-watering bougainvillea; this can prevent flowering and at the worst can cause rot, decay, and destruction of the plant. They will bring loads of charm to space. I don’t know of anyone online who sells them. I think the inner stems were still green, but I didn’t have the patience to wait, so I replaced it. Because of this, many growers choose to move their potted bougainvillea outdoors during the summer months in order to ensure it gets enough rays. This winter was very mild for us but in colder years, more leaves have dropped off my plants & flowering hasn’t started as early. Typically, you will see the best display of blooms follow… Nell. so was hoping i could trim these roots, without a ton of harm or shock to the plant. Oh la la & raspberry ice are old standbys. Bougainvillea is a tropical, shrub-like vine that bursts forth with colorful flowers for 11 months of the year if it's planted in the right climate. Please help. Mafruha, Hi Mafruha – You’re very welcome! It is important to let the top 2 to 3 inches (5.1 to 7.6 cm) of soil dry out before watering. Hi from South Florida — I “dropped ” a scrawny about to die boug in an out of the way spot and forgot about it. Hi Sandy – You are welcome! Am I expecting too much too fast? Any other thoughts? At this point, it may be best to replace the plants and start over. ", de-pot and check for ants. I tried watering (both deep watering and light watering) 4 days minimum and increasing the reduced watering to even 2 weeks, however over this 6 month period the same thing kept happening and the tree was slowly dying…..i then decided to ignore what is written on the internet and water it every 2 days. then when the roots decide to emerge out of the pot again, they will more or less go down into the soil. The other half of the plant not many blossoms but leaves look healthy. Also, you can plant your BK slightly at an angle going towards the T-pole which will help you in the training. I live in the west San Fernando Valley so it gets really hot. Is one color fuchsia? Some break down much faster than others & you may be able to plant next spring if winter brings rain. Thank you. My next post & video is on bougainvillea pruning so stay tuned. Hi Nell – I live in Northern Baja in the desert. ", to get it to bloom and survive the summer. I’ve never grown 1 in that climate but I do know that it can be difficult unless you have a greenhouse, conservatory or heated sunroom. I can’t find Johnny Walker anywhere on Bougainvillea sites – but I do see James Walker….. I’m hoping this plant will cover a trellis but have no clue! Nell. Not sure but it would be nice knowing what each variety’s cross was so we could plan planting better…..any ideas? Nell. I don’t know the variety. They are attached to wire but I’m sure they’ll touch the steel. The showy paper-like structures are a modified leaf called a bract. In extreme cases, the contaminated soil has to be removed. Nell, I love these plants and haven’t tried one yet. Thanks for any ideas. To check, stick a finger into the soil up to your knuckle. Not as much flowering though. Now is a great time to prune it. For more tips on growing bougainvillea, like what to do with it during the winter, read on! I’m just learning about my Bougainvillea and after a hard pruning we have tons and tons of thin bright green shoots/vines curling around every branch, are these a weed or are they supposed to be there? since i have them planted part sun and part shade… Help please! Thanks! Check the top and underside of the leaves for bugs, and use an insecticidal soap, insecticide, or oil to get rid of them. Add limestone to the soil to increase the pH or sulphur to decrease the pH as necessary. It’s definitely not a flower to use in big arrangements nor work with the day or 2 before the wedding! It would prefer a deeper soaking less often. I am not worried so much about the blooming but some of the leaves are getting faded white areas on them. If growing one of the smaller varieties in a pot or container, ensure you use a good-quality potting mix. Once well established, they can withstand dry periods & actually flower better under these conditions. Here’s a post on planting/transplanting a bougie: https://www.joyusgarden.com/how-to-plant-bougainvillea-to-grow-successfully-the-most-important-thing-to-know/ as well as an updated care: https://www.joyusgarden.com/care-growing-tips-bougainvillea/ Nell. Be sure to keep the plant almost dry to promote blooms in the future. Now I has started developing branches but the branches run in all the directions spreading away from each other. Any suggestions? Tips on pruning proved helpful, and I wasn't, "Very helpful information! Early winter isn’t the best time to prune this plant but if you must, then give it a light pruning. Nell. thinks, Hi – Thank you so much! If so, should I instead water manually, every week, 2 weeks, monthly, or not at all? Just allow some room for the stems to grow. Otherwise, you’ll need to provide some guidance in the form of. The new “Sunvillea” series is worth checking out – colors are cream, pale pink & deep rose. ", blooms. They never go totally dormant outdoors so I imagine it would take a while for the foliage to reappear in spring & consequently flower. I guess I just have to watch, "I have 3 huge bougainvillea in pots around the pool. Hi Nell, My bougies do fine so no voles here. my question: can i / should I trim the main root coming out of each pot to encourage the roots to go down into the soil? They also received no direct sunlight all winter. We have just moved into the house and I’m not sure what to do. A container enables you to wheel your bougainvilleas into a garage or covered porch (or a conservatory if you’re lucky) for a month or 2 if you’re borderline zone 9b. Hi Peter – Bougainvilleas are semi-deciduous or deciduous in winter when the temps drop. Bougainvilleas bloom on new wood. Now many years the top is in beautiful flower at the top of a 60′ oak and the vine at the base is of impressive diameter. I want to plant several in side yard but would be near septic system. We’re thinking about putting some bougs (white or light pink trailing) for our slope where the ivy is dying. As I noted above in “planting”, angle them towards whatever they’ll be growing on. I’m starting some new bougainvillea and wondered how they’d do in plant grow bags. My bougainville is over 50 years old and still going strong, I pruned it 3-4 times per year to keep it shaped. Green and pink bougainvillea hedge with pencil cactus in background . If the temps dip below freezing, then yes, you should bring it indoors for those months. Water your bougainvillea sparingly whenever the top 2-3 inches of soil is dry so that the soil becomes damp but not soaked. I’ve never fertilized bougainvilleas but I have composted them. Many thanks. The information about things like the poison. Bougainvillea is so hardy & so vigorous that any time would most likely be fine except any extremely cold &/or hot month(s). Should I keep it in the original 1-gallon pot and cut off the bottom of that pot then set it into the larger container? The flowers won't last forever- when they fade, trim them off, and trim the whole plant back a few inches. (Get really good care information here.) Plan is to transfer it into a larger plastic container. Nell. wikiHow is where trusted research and expert knowledge come together. It is native to Eastern South America, from Brazil, west to Peru, and south to southern Argentina. It receives 2 gallons of water three times a week from drip system. Know that bougainvillea blooms on new growth so you want to prune to stimulate that. & plant 3 new ones. Nell. Both pots have cracked badly and I need to replace them.The problem is that the trees have grown their big roots into the gound …What can I do to have them in new and stable pots while not cutting those roots ? I cant tell if im watering it too much or not enough. I’m keeping the […], Your email address will not be published. Use them as a vine, ground cover, hedge or tree. The flowers are falling off very slowly. Hi Jane – Thank you! Otherwise, bring them into the garage when a cold spell is forecast. This is my first year with this plant absolutely love it. Thank you for all the info. Water deeply to establish in the heat, at least once or twice a week. The steel would be too hot. I’d definitely do a trial run well in advance of the wedding. As gorgeous and showy the plants are, there weren't many, "Lowest temperature this plant can tolerate helped. I just did an updated post on bougainvillea care: https://www.joyusgarden.com/care-growing-tips-bougainvillea/ . Bougies can take 1 or 2 nights a bit below freezing but any more will damage or kill them. Nell, Nelly The plant is about 6 and a half feet tall, and requires a stake for support. Thanks. I’ve never grown a bougainvillea indoors so thanks for sharing. One plant didn’t make it. 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\n<\/p><\/div>"}. I followed the advice, and, "I was watering far, far too much; also, I think wood ants may have built a nest in the dirt. Nell. Hope that helps! You need to stick your finger into the soil up to the knuckle. Nell. Hi Shawna – Yes, you could have one as an annual. They thrive in places like Southern California, Spain,Greece, Hawaii, etc. "I am very interested in planting Bougainvillea plants. I live in zone 8 so we do get some freezing weather although it varies from year to year. Mine are both very well established & I routinely pinch them for that reason – to bring on the color. I always used a spare sharp pruner to make the cuts. Yes, it’s best to plant it right in the grow pot because bougies don’t like to have their roots disturbed, which is something I learned the 2nd day of working at BH. I knew next to nothing about the bougainvilleas 10 years ago, when my wife and I were offered a nice one in a pot for our engagement. I kept it in the pot and placed it facing south. Hi I’m from Australia, love your site! By the way, cold wind isn’t good so it helps if they’re protected from that. I think she’s gonna be okay. My bourgainvillia is not in color ? The best thing to do is go to a reputable,independent, local nursery & see what they have to offer & what they have to say. I have a Bougainvillea in a hanging pot I have been keeping on a porch with northwest exposure and no direct sun. Next year, it had stalks and few flowers, and now green stalks only. I often see beautiful bougs in window boxes but I’m unsure how big the boxes are. Be sure to give it deep waterings to get it established. Check Out These Care Guides Below! Nell, Hi Emma – I’m not 100% sure about this because I’ve never had it happen. I live in zone 7. As I said, taking it out of the pot is a crap shoot – it may settle in well or it could struggle. Has done great until the last three weeks and suddenly the top shoots are all drying up, leaves turning brown and falling off. Awesome site. Barbara Karst is one of the taller, more robust bougainvilleas. Look for signs of dry soil and early signs of wilting before watering. Would you be willing to sell a cutting of yours? Could be what you have in mind is growing these three lax plants on some kind of post and cabling system. Or would there be any point? This is the queen of large flowering shrubs, a fabulous plant that can be grown as a viney shrub or a shrubby vine - or even as a stunning tree. You’ll have to dig down a bit to get as many as you can. I’m in central Alabama. Hi Jess – Oh yes, bougainvilleas grow in many sub-tropical & tropical climates & are actually native to tropical climates. Thank you very much. I’m planning on using it in a wedding I’m decorating for in August (we live about 90 miles north of Santa Barbara ) any recommendations on keeping blooms fresh after cutting or sources on where to purchase? The other good thing is that there’s no other plants around for them to smother. Hi, we live in Okeechobee, FL (zone 9b) and have a beautiful massive bougainvillea growing throughout our oak tree that people are in awe of. Price: 10.95 Shipping Spring 2021 - view dates here. Is there something I can feed it to help it? Water deeply (how often will depend on the temps & what kind of soil you have it in) will establishing & then you can back off. I’ll give you a couple of tips I’ve heard along the way: put it in a garage with exposure to sunlight & keep it on the dry side. I think my last comment didn’t post. You’re probably going to have to do more pruning to keep them from overtaking each other! Hi The seeds you can propagate at any time of year, just don’t let them get too cool. Please help me determine what would be the best. They love the heat. I have several bougs along a South-facing wall that I am training up a trellis. Nell. Is there an alternative flowering vine that you would suggest to replace the boug? I know it was a mistake now because all of the blooms look like they have died. But it’s your call – if you leave it on it’ll be fine too. What are the chances it would overwinter well? I would like 3 beautiful plants that can be trained as a screen. Do you mean hibiscus or bougainvillea? Nell. A blooming, green garden in a veranda is not only refreshing, but gives a pleasant look to your house. On the whole, bougainvillea is relatively pest-free. I put them in the garage last winter but didn’t cut them back. What do you suggest I don’t know what your weather patterns have been in Mallorca (lots of rain, very dry, etc) so I’m not exactly sure what to tell you. Hi Matt – You’re welcome. I have a number of others indoors that haven’t responded to any of my widows and grow but don’t flower. Oh well. I’ve had my bougainvillea since Aug 1 2015. Hey I got a Boug cutting (with light orange flowers) for my pot one year back. She has been a home gardener and professional gardener since 2008. I bought a “Barbara Karst” today for a sunny patio area that has a south and west exposure. I am trying to grow them into a flowering arch suitable for a wedding entrance. Also, if you took it out of its grow pot to plant it, it takes longer to establish (if it doesn’t die – they don’t like to have their roots disturbed). Nell. I have 4 bougainvilleas growing at my new home here in Tucson. More Details. It’s a crapshoot. Nell, I live in Alabama. we use and what variety? I’m not sure what size pot you bought it in – 1 gallon, 5g or 15 g – so it’s hard to say. I remove the original plastic pot and with gently care to the root ball I planted my Bogie in an above ground – 1-1/2 x 1 -1/2 planter box. Hi Paul – Plants are funny sometimes & you never know. They are very healthy looking and the leaves are very green and they are not dropping and very few faded blooms. Barbara Karst was my last try. What if the pots are plastic. Hi Nell, I live in Indiana where it snows, and just recently bought me a bouganvillea simply because I love them I’m from California and admire them. We get plenty of rain all year, but especially in the summer and the humidity levels are always high. ", if that would kill my lovely plant that is growing very rapidly. Thanks! My question is : should I take it out of the basket first or plant it as is? pot & all, into the ground. I am in zone 9 and have been using bougainvillea fertilizer. I had no idea. Thank you. Hi Rose – Bougainvilleas are very floriferous. Nell, Hi Susan – Propagating bougainvilleas from cuttings is the easiest & fastest way to do it. While changing the pots (shallow fairly small bonsai pot), I divided it in two, and I always get them outdoors from end of spring to the fall, and they have been doing great, blooming twice a year for several month, in winter or summer, it seems they don’t see the difference, if there is enough light, they will bloom, with or without direct sun. I’ve done a few posts about bougainvillea but this one is straight-up everything I know about it including planting and care. Sorry Nell, that should have read 20mm (2 cm) not 30. It could be that reason, it’s going through an adjustment period or something with the watering. Your email address will not be published. I will get married next year and I wanted to plant around 200 plants divided in pots and ground planting so I have enough to work with. Most bloom the 1st year. It looks twiggy. I'm very glad to know I need to wear gloves. Half approximately of one plant the leaves curled up like under stress. Sign in close. They need for you to train & attach them. Most bougainvilleas can tolerate 65ºF (18ºC) night temperatures, but there are variations of a few degrees depending on species. Apply at least a 4-6″ layer of a good, organic, local compost & see what happens. – more to prune but you’ll get more flowering. Also, didn't realize pruning was so important. There are so many here in So Cal planted in paved areas with no problems. Hi Beth – My bougies get by them every year too. That being said you should probably correct this article to say they thrive in dry climates like So-Cal OR tropical, humid states like Florida. We put it in a large pot, "I was interested in what to feed it and and water amounts. Nothing to loose, really. Nell, Hi Sarah – Thank you – I’ve just moved into a new home & now I have 4 bougainvilleas! If I use your advice and leave them in the pots, will I shock them too badly if I use a saw to cut “big” holes in the bottom? Do you think the roots could grow through that? A mixture of loam & organic compost worked into the native soil is what they like. All facts very helpful. Question: I would like my Bougainvillea to keep growing where it would cover a fence. They don’t like to have them disturbed. Hi Nell, I’m so glad I found your post. Leaving it in the pot just insures planting success. See our page on dwarf varieties) Raspberry Ice . So that it grows approx 7 feet high and 15 feel wide. Hope that helps! So, you might get some flowering. We need it as a ground cover. So no, there’s no way to prevent them. Nell. Now they are dying. Keep it well watered & hope for the best. I do this when the evenings are starting to warm a bit. Bougainvillea makes a great hedge against a hot wall. Whether the answer is yes or no, what would be the best place to purchase Bougainvillea trees? I’m not familiar with your climate but if you get frost for 5 months, then no. James Walker is a popular one & grows to 20 -25’tall. Thanks! Bougainvillea Uses. Without any control this vine can grow up over thirty feet climbing up nearby foliage or buildings using its waxy thorns as climbing instruments. Will the extra water I’m providing for the lantana further impact the bougs? Can I spray them with a dish soap and water mist to kill whatever this is, or is Neem Oil better? Wear gloves when pruning bougainvillea. I had, "How to care for my new plant, how much sun is needed, little water, fertilizer, etc. My plant is attached to the side of my porch facing north. Nell, Hi Maria – I’ve pruned my bougainvilleas growing outdoors quite a bit. No danger of freezing temperatures here, nighttime is never colder than 45 or so. The sprinkler system waters once a day & sometimes I put it on twice. ", how to go along creating this. And, spring is the best time for that. By the way, your shrub that was over the garage was gorgeous. For more info check this post on, The flowering cycles tend to run every 2 months. Thank you. Nell. It is often planted near porches and in gardens and in parks for the shade it provides and for its attractive and colourful bracts. I have doubts about the varieties which grow to be 30′ tall although they should do alright for the 1st few years.

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