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Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea

Common name:Bougainvillea
Botanical name:Bougainvillea spectabilis

Showy vine grows at a moderate rate to 15' x20'. Blooms appear year-round in frost-free weather. Accepts hot exposures and reflected sun. Has large thorns and a high amount of leaf litter. Is frost tender. Native to Brazil.

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Soils and Compost:

Maintain a two to four inch layer of mulch on the soil surface to reduce weeds, infiltrate rain water, and reduce compaction.

Water Saving Tip:

Even during our hottest months we don't need to water daily.

Give your plants a chance to breathe.

Water late at night or in the early morning hours to avoid losses to wind and evaporation.

Integrated Pest Management:

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.