I have never seen bougs here in NC – Zone 7b. There are lots of bougainvillea fertilizers on the market but the one that we recommended at the nursery was also for palms & hibiscus. Will keep it in the pot forever, and move it back outside when the weather warms up in early spring… Thank you for any help you can give. When time to water, water the plant thoroughly, provi… All the best, Nell. The larger the plant is getting, the more root space it needs. You can get 1 with variegated foliage if you want some real pizazz in the garden. A monster with minimal new growth and blooms, lots of brown ugliness inside. Almost making an espalier out of them. These plants are extremely drought tolerant and prefer very limited amounts of water. Double-flowered varieties are available too. Most bougainvillea gardeners go with a 1:1:1 or a 2:1:2 fertilizer for regular fertilizing, not the high-phosphate fertilizer used at planting. I have a question about my Bougainvillea. You don’t want to prune them if there’s any danger of frost on the horizon. We currently live in the U.S. Any information would be appreciated. ( My B is a dark rusty red with some hints of fuschia and is growing in a small whiskey barrel.) Thanks! Where are surrounded by bougainvilleas here in Southern California but the trees are a rarity. Thanks Nell for responding so quickly. Hi Nell. I live in south Australia and have a wild bougainvillea. Why in the world have a bougainvillea if you can’t get any […], […] to attack the flowers and that’s a very good thing. Question: Do I need to remove the leaves, or can I leave them be to use as mulch? Hi, Thanks! I’ve just moved and I’m anxious to start landscaping my huge sun-drenched garden. Some varieties & cultivars produce more of them then others. When I bought it it had beautiful lavender blooms on it. Hello, It’s a crapshoot. Nell. My bourgainvillia is not in color ? Loved your post! So, you might get some flowering. Make slits in the pots for the roots to grow out & just sink the plant. She has been a home gardener and professional gardener since 2008. Add compost when planting & water deeply to establish. They are quite commonly used in Hawaii too. Will the extra water I’m providing for the lantana further impact the bougs? Bougainvilleas are very tough & very versatile. And I have been looking for this bougainvillea plant. We use water from the river that we live on which has some salinity at times but my lime trees are doing fine. On a trellis or arbor – Attach it with tie & train & prune it as it grows. Water deeply (how often will depend on the temps & what kind of soil you have it in) will establishing & then you can back off. The soil is gravel and sand. Hi Marie – It can take Bougainvilleas a couple of years to really get going. More importantly I have a chance to clear a confusion about the, "This article showed me a few reasons I had a scrawny plant with few blossoms and leaves. Any tips on variety, care and spacing is greatly appreciated. As I said, they’re very, very tough plants but big babies when it comes to their roots. Nell, Hi Michelle – Bougainvilleas love sun & heat. I’m upset and don’t want to lose them! Hi Michelle – biggest tip: don’t remove it from the grow pot when planting. What I will tell you is that established bougies can handle a cold spell much better than newly planted ones. Do I remove my timer watering stake? Katherine Gohmann is a Professional Gardener in Texas. It bloomed wonderfully in spring and summer of 2013. Can this beauty still be saved (and bloom fully again)? I have been gradually removing the built up of soil from root for past 3 or 4 years.Being careful not to damage the roots, but that was difficult since the dirt was so clumpy and stuck to the roots. Some have very large main stems, pruned back, so they are old. Nurseries usually sell bougainvilleas at the height of their blooming period. Otherwise, you’ll need to provide some guidance in the form of. I always used a spare sharp pruner to make the cuts. Bougainvilleas can be pruned hard or lightly with success. I’m in the “love it” category in case you’re wondering. I could add topiary or bonsai because here in Santa Barbara I’ve seen it pruned into the shapes of a large basket & swan. Nell. It would prefer a deeper soaking less often. Leaves are dark green and full, how do I get them to flower rather? Otherwise, you’ll need to provide some guidance in the form of eye-hooks & wire or something like that. Now is a great time to prune it. It’s a crap shoot when it comes to transplanting them so I’d leave it in the pot & plant it that way. Over 50. I’m in NC by the way. we are in Orange Also, you can plant your BK slightly at an angle going towards the T-pole which will help you in the training. Trimming bougainvilleas yields cuttings that were rooted and grown on for new specimens. I thank you in advance for your expertise & look forward to your feedback. They need it as they are very vigorous growers. 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. ", sure about wintering in a container. It’s really hot. This summer we’ve been very hot and sunny all summer but some summers aren’t nearly as hot and sunny. I live in zone 7. Water them & put them outside to see if any new growth appears. Nell. Nell, Hi Susan – Because you live in a cold climate, I’d wait on cutting your bougainvilleas back until spring. I want to get one. The sprinkler system waters once a day & sometimes I put it on twice. I live in a hot, humid coastal town of India and am writing for an advice. My 4 bougainvilleas came through it just fine. Appreciate your site! I have planted 5 bougainvillea about a month ago, now most of the foliage has dropped off. Hedge of green plants. Thank you for the great info. I recently purchased a home that was terribly overgrown with plants everywhere. Tips on pruning proved helpful, and I wasn't, "Very helpful information! She’s a keeper. Bougainvillea do best when night temperatures don't drop below 60 °F (16 °C) and daytime temperatures don't exceed 100 °F (38 °C). I bought an orange one but it turned red. They are very healthy looking and the leaves are very green and they are not dropping and very few faded blooms. 2 hardly at all, 1 moderately & the other more severely. Any advice on how to tame this mess. Thanks for your advice in advance. ", article helped me know how to keep my beautiful flower. Is one color fuchsia? – more to prune but you’ll get more flowering. I have a fairly large bouganvillea plant two years in place growing up beside an open slat iron fence and training to attach to fence with ties. According to the University of Hawaii, the cutting should be at least ⅛ inch thick and include three to five nodes. Katherine Gohmann is a Professional Gardener in Texas. I would never live to see a new one get as big and established as the one I have. ", how to go along creating this. Is the one on the right seeking the sunshine hence the faster growth ,? ", blooms. Thinking possibly of Asian jasmine vine or who knows. Thank you. Bougies can be slow to take off so give that 1 some time. ABOUT THE PLANT- It is a garden plant with amazing foliage and brilliant blooms. Also, bougies need sun & heat to flower so that could be a cause too. When is the best time of the year to plant Bouganvillea? I will be keeping it in a pot on the porch. Hi Tracy – I usually cut the rim because it’ll stick up otherwise. Hi Sylvia – Bougainvilleas do fine in pots. I have kept the pot near a grill which is 4 feet in height on the top floor. I wasn’t sure how and when to prune it. After that, it was never the same. I have another I’m considering relocating near another oak. The watering and maintaining tips are very useful. Should I trim it – which has never been done (to my knowledge since 2013). I have Bougain that is very thinned out, no bloom, or very little bloom. Hi Walker – Sounds like a lovely array of colors. Nell, Hi! After that, it’s best to go up on pot size. You probably have the variety “San Diego Red” which is popular in those parts. If growing one of the smaller varieties in a pot or container, ensure you use a good-quality potting mix. Just know that pruning will encourage new growth which can be good & bad (depending on how you look at it!) Hi. "I purchased a plant from a supermarket with no instructions. 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? It has 26 established bougainvilleas. I never supplementally watered my very established bougies in Santa Barbara & they did fine. As I noted above in “planting”, angle them towards whatever they’ll be growing on. As far as I can tell there are 2 one meter sucker trees (growing in a really awkward spot), 3 smaller trees which have been cut back at some time and 3 original trees which are full of spines and are rampant. I gained a better understanding about the plant. Nell. The bougainvillea plant is native to Brazil and introduced to Europe in the 19th century. It depends on what bougies you’re going to plant (some grow to be much bigger than others) so I’ll assume it’s 1 of the more robust ones. I am in zone 9 and have been using bougainvillea fertilizer. Nell, I live in the UK. Then, I would make 5 single slits all the way up & down the sides of the pot (for a 5 gallon size). Nell. I’m not sure about loosing the colored bracts as fast, but there’s definitely some that flower more than others. Also, the soil below will be too compact & perhaps too acidic for the roots of the bougainvillea to grow successfully. […], […] The Secrets Of Bougainvillea: Sharing All I Know About This Colorful Plant […], […] And most importantly, bring on lots of flowering. Price: 10.95 Shipping Spring 2021 - view dates here. In all cases, the flower show is spectacular. That being said, as long as the roots have room to grow (which it sounds like they do), they’ll be fine. Are the planting instructions the same for here? Your blog is awesome. Barbara Karst was my last try. My first bougainvillea, so I had no, "I was looking to buy a bougainvillea, but I wanted it to be an outdoor plant. Be careful when pruning because they have thorns. You’ll need a strong support & a method of attachment. This is an already well established tree experiencing temperatures in winter of 18-22C (64-72F) and in summer of 23-30C (74-86F). Oh well. I have my heart set on some beautiful fuchsia bougainvillea. Hi Sandy – You are welcome! I cut the rim off & make slits in the sides & bottom of the pot. It must have drain holes to enable the water to flow through. Your cost for the products will be no higher but Joy Us garden receives a small commission. It could be that reason, it’s going through an adjustment period or something with the watering. Hope that helps, Nell. Are there varieties that don’t grow as fast as others. Thanks, Debbie, Hi Debbie – the best thing might be to leave it where it is (if you can) & continue to let if grow into the ground. Some have green/white leaves & some green/yellowish leaves. Required fields are marked *. Thanks for your help. Bougainvillea is an aggressive grower and a pretty easy plant to form into massive hedges, espaliers, free-form shrubs or 'trees' and well-manicured topiaries. Hi Mamta – Greetings to you in India & thank you. Should I cut it back more now, or just let it keep growing. Hi – I have bougainvilleas growing in zone 9A & they’re fine. Whether […], […] isn’t an issue. Nell. Avoid over-watering bougainvillea; this can prevent flowering and at the worst can cause rot, decay, and destruction of the plant. What are your best suggestions for how this can be handled? Looking forward to your reply! How to plant and grow bougainvillea Bougainvillea really does best when grown in full sun. Bougainvillea are tropical, fast growing, vining plants that produce vibrant colors on special leaves called bracts. This post may contain affiliate links. Dec 25, 2015 - This Pin was discovered by Hello From Simone. Just make sure you’re pruners are really sharp! There’s a variety called “rosenka” which has both orange & pale pink flowers but it’s definitely not reddish pink. When you say leave it in the container when planting a new Boug, how large of slits are you talking? I cant tell if im watering it too much or not enough. I’ve hear that if you cut those softer stems & immediately put them in hot water, then it has a better chance of making it. I kept it in the pot and placed it facing south. Hi William – To the best of my knowledge, their roots aren’t considered invasive. The problem I have is it drops so many blooms that I can’t keep up with raking them and it is driving me crazy! It looks twiggy. 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. We live in South Florida and bought a Bougainvillea tree about a month ago. I don’t know of anyone online who sells them. ", sometimes in winter. 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You need to stick your finger into the soil up to the knuckle. I am trying to grow them into a flowering arch suitable for a wedding entrance. I’ve found that they aren’t heavy feeders in regards to fertilizers, especially when in the ground, so go easy on that. To my dismay, I have plenty of greens instead of blooms, even though my choices are considered collectors' items. I live in Portugal and have just purchased my first bougainvillea. Also, age can be a slight factor. Can bou grow in pottin mix soil ?i transplant new soil n stop bloom. Nell, Hi Catherine – You’re very welcome. Azaleas and dogwoods bloom here in early April. If treating it as an annual, I would need one that performed well the first year. So far I have fuchsia, white, pink, and red. I have doubts about the varieties which grow to be 30′ tall although they should do alright for the 1st few years. It looks like it’s planted in a cement pot that’s an actual add on to my house. Each have new growth shooting up from the bottom but how do I get them to pick up where they left off last year? If you must have one, see above. Also, I, "Very helpful article. As to the growing, bougainvilleas are sensitive when it comes to their roots & even the rooting process. Bougainvillea takes pruning very well so don’t be afraid to do it. Thank you. Some people can get a skin rash from pruning bougainvillea, similar to that from poison ivy. Nell. Oh, I love to create so you’ll find a bit of that in the mix along with lots of videos too. Am I just impatient and need to give them time? Hope that helps! Clipping the stems with something like jute twine would work. Wintering them over indoors isn’t always successful & the growing season outdoors is short. Nell, Hi Tracy – You can just make slits in the sides & that’ll be fine. The roots can freeze. If the branches were damaged in any way, then you won’t see much if any growth. It has been extremely hot (116 degrees at times) so I ran the drip on them every other day. They don’t like to have them disturbed. Both bougainvillea & english ivy are vigorous growers so they’ll duke it out. There was a warning from HD about a residue from their care. I appreciate it. Hi Kathy – Common causes for a bougainvillea not to bloom are: not enough sun, not enough heat, too much water, or too much fertilizer. It has bloomed twice already and I also have another one different colour that is just starting to bloom again when is the best time to cut it back to give it shape! Hi Jason – Bougainvilleas aren’t clinging, attaching vines so the walls will be fine. Natural shaping of these shrubs is best, rather than being hedge-trimmed manicured. I have one that is a tree wrapped around a column on my porch in Phoenix AZ . Yes Luke, I’d try Armstrong Gardens. Is there anything I can do to get it back to orange? Hi nell potted a bambino Bougainville some 10 weeks back and nothing has happened can’t see any new growth , others I planted in soil against a wall , 6 weeks back all bambino have taken off with much growth it is winter in Perth , Australia now temp being very mild 12- 19 most days , any thoughts on this , cheers , paul. Bougainvillea likes to be watered well & have it drain out. Give them regular, deep waterings until they’re established. The steel would be too hot. Nell. Fingers crossed. If growing one of the smaller varieties in a pot or container, ensure you use a good-quality potting mix. thanks for the very informative and well done web page on Bougainvilleas. Can you help, please-_-– any ideas….. thanks …. I can just slide my ring finger through. It’s flowering a little right now. & it’s already showing a lot more color so I’m happy. Colors run the gamut from white all the way to purple. Still in the 10″ish pot I bought it in. I have one of those old-fashioned iron T-pole style clothes-line and planned to train the vine up one of the poles. The only thing that would knock them back is to be severely pruned & then a cold spell hits. Occasionally I got them shocked by accident, with not enough water or I left them a little late outdoors in chilly Canadian November. Nell. Just allow some room for the stems to grow. Add limestone to the soil to increase the pH or sulphur to decrease the pH as necessary. Even some blossom but deteriorating . Is there any recommended length of an eye screw I should use……that is, how far from the wall should the wire sit. pretty bad, and the neighbors across the street have to look at it. Plan is to transfer it into a larger plastic container. Amount of watering was my main question. I think my last comment didn’t post. Its gettimg aboit 8 hours of sun per day. Left a comment earlier, but it disappeared, sorry if this is a repeat. Hope that helps! Hi Charles – I can’t give you an exact figure on that but I remember seeing one on a garden tour that which the guide claimed was over 60 years old. I have no experience with bougainvillea & grow bags but I’ll share my thoughts. I turned that off when I read this. Mary – If there’s green growth only, it could be too little or too much water. Do you know about how long they live? Unfortunately, I have a very cruel and diabolical neighbor who knows how much I love bougainvilleas and she poisoned it. All the Hibiscus in our neighborhood have some kind of sticky film on them would this “blight” infect a healthy Bougi if I were to plant one in the empty spot? My B. glabra produced quite a few of them (some very tall & fat) & I removed them. Thank you Alex! I must have not noticed this, when I bought them at HD last week. This article has been viewed 1,210,255 times. Hi Cheryl – There are quite a few depending on how you’re using & training the Bougie SDR. I had, "How to care for my new plant, how much sun is needed, little water, fertilizer, etc. And how far should each be planted apart from each other. I love Bougainvilles. Thank you. Nell, Thank you Talinda! Lots of new leaves all along the length of each branch though. As gorgeous and showy the plants are, there weren't many, "Lowest temperature this plant can tolerate helped. It is often planted near porches and in gardens and in parks for the shade it provides and for its attractive and colourful bracts. Have not seen that color for sale anywhere since. Please Help!!! Nell, Hi Susan – Bougainvilleas are very tough plants but sensitive when it comes to their roots being disturbed. James Walker is a popular one & grows to 20 -25’tall. Too little nitrogen can lead to slow growth, yellowing, and early leaf drop. Thanks! Luke – I can’t open the pictures. This plant is ideal for bonsai. I really need some advise on my 2 bougainvilleas and i live in Phoenix, I have planted them 2 years ago and they are growing so slow and hardly no flowers, Would it be ok to remove them careful and planted them in full sun? Now I has started developing branches but the branches run in all the directions spreading away from each other. 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. After reading your postings, I learned it was too much water. I have a a question. Nell, Hi Susan – Propagating bougainvilleas from cuttings is the easiest & fastest way to do it. I waited 2 weeks and then fertilized with a bougainvillea fertilizer, then again a month later (yesterday). Things will change and maybe it will fill up with blooms before the summer is over. You can hedge many of the bougainvilleas but it’ll take a bit of pruning to keep them at 6-10′. I give both of mine a harder pruning in mid-winter to set the shape I want them to be later on in the year. Nell. How can I keep them through the winter. If you must try, make sure you get the whole root ball. I will check into the varieties By putting it in a pot the rampant tendencies are curbed," Ray said. […], […] Secrets of bougainvillea: sharing all I know about this colorful plant […], […] The Secrets Of Bougainvillea: Sharing All I Know About … – Bougainvillea is a riot of … If you want it to grow against a wall or fence, then angle it … Bougainvilleas don’t cling or attach themselves so you need to … […], […] Bougainvilleas are super easy to grow due to the fact that they love direct sunlight, can survive in poor quality soil and, once established, don’t need much water. Nell, Thanks for all great info you provided! My plant has several long arms. Bougies flower on new growth. I would think that spring would be best. Very informative. Thank you so much for all the great info on successfully growing Bougainvilles! We didn’t know it should not stay out in the cold winter, it has nothing on the vine and I mean nothing! Do you think the roots could grow through that? If it’s a larger growing variety, just make sure the pot is large too. I have a very sunny sunroom where it can get the sun it needs in winter. Can I leave my Bougainvillea in the large pot that it is in? At this point, it may be best to replace the plants and start over. Thanks for all your info and replying to my posts. Nothing good seems to be happening. The famous Kew gardens were instrumental in the propagation and spread of the plants. They are lengthening day bloomers. Any resistant varieties that you know of? I’ve pruned & trained both of mine but it takes work so it can be done. I just did a post on this: https://www.joyusgarden.com/how-to-plant-bougainvillea-to-grow-successfully-the-most-important-thing-to-know/ If the pot it’s now in is plastic, you could always cut the bottom out. And, spring is the best time for that. Hi Nell, I am trying to grow a Barbara Karst in a 6.6 gallon pot in Sydney, Australia. I’m not sure what size pot you bought it in – 1 gallon, 5g or 15 g – so it’s hard to say. Can you please help me in managing them. You can always cut off the rim if you need to. It is now summer here in Ohio and the days are hot. "I brought a bougainvillea this year without any way of knowing how to care for it. Then last month suddenly most of the clusters of flowers turned light brown. Without support, they just flop down & can become a sprawling low blob. My plant is dropping all its beautiful blooms! Bougainvillea glabra can be easily grown as a hedge, an arch or a tree on the ground and in pots. Sounds like the Hibiscus have either whiteflies &/or mealy bugs because they are prone to both. Any help on this would be appreciated! Just enough so it isn’t seen? 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. How I Prune & Trim My Bougainvillea For Maximum Bloom. any help would be appreciated – this It looked great in the shop but when I got it home all the pink petals have turned white and fallen off. My question is overwintering. The best thing to do is go to a reputable,independent, local nursery & see what they have to offer & what they have to say. The flowers are falling off very slowly. Hope that helps! To grow bougainvillea, plant it in full sun, slightly acidic and well-drained soil, and a relatively hot and dry climate. My 2 are both well established so they put out 3 or 4 big bloom displays each year. They seem to shout out “Hey, look at me & I’ll make you smile!” The purple ones here grow massive, like a tree, maybe 15 meters tall. Hi Beth – My bougies get by them every year too. By the way, your shrub that was over the garage was gorgeous. Bougainvilleas don’t like to be transplanted unless you do it in the grow pot. 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. I put bamboo sheeting behind the wire to provide a little privacy. I think the inner stems were still green, but I didn’t have the patience to wait, so I replaced it. You’ll have to dig down a bit to get as many as you can. I’m not exactly sure how long it’ll take because I’m not familiar with growing it in your climate. These plants grow out & up & aren’t a clinging vine. If you’re concerned, plant a lower growing variety rather than 1 that gets 30′ tall. Thanks for your time. Do an online search for images. We have just moved into the house and I’m not sure what to do. Hi Dennis – If only the top & outer shoots are drying up, it sounds like 2 things to me. Or Should I just start over? At least they’re flowering, mine are too! We want to grow a dense, hardy, colorful hedge about 100′ long, 2′ wide and 6-10′ high. They responded well over the years. I live in an apt. Thank you for sharing all your Boug intell…….I have made a lot of mistakes in the past and do not want to continue that pattern so I started looking for info and found you:) I am moving into a home in Southern CA and I have no idea how to handle an extremely mature , overgrown, slumpted over, beautiful blooming bougainvillea. Do you have any advise of how to use the Bougainvillea for flower arrangements? I would think that the smaller, lower growing varieties would do fine. Do you think their roots could create a problem. Hi Bee – We don’t sell bougainvilleas but depending on where you live, your local garden center might have them. It was easily 12 – 15 feet high and at least 6 – 8 ft deep and at least 20 feet wide (6 – 8 trunks/plants). 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. Happy gardening, Nell. Water your bougainvillea sparingly whenever the top 2-3 inches of soil is dry so that the soil becomes damp but not soaked. I have found out through reading these instructions that I have over watered it. Ive read about three options for overwintering: Place it in the garage near the hotwater heater in darkness which would provide a little warmth and let it go dormant, overwinter it in the house in a south window where it would only get a little light because Portland is cloudy and rainy all winter, or put it under a grow light in the garage. Bougies do best in the sun & heat & can look at bit “funky” when the temps drop. We heard many sob stories at the nursery that spring! How much should I water right now? Also, how deep should I plant the pot under the soil? Bougainvillea is among the fastest growing plants. On sage advice of neighbors, I cut the hedge back to a single stalk and ever since it has been stunning, bursting forth year around in bloom. Any help is much appreciated. If there was some sort of root damage or it was a watering issue, more of the plant would be affected. Also, how deep do I bury the pot? Thank you. Neil, Or using a heated soil mat ? It was also helpful to know that I can bring it, "Buying a new house in Scotland having moved from London, so gardening will be very different. Our neighbors Boug hangs over the side fence, and blows into our “addict” (chemical dependency problem) lol At least they are floaters. Plant the bougainvillea in nutrient-rich, well-drained soil. I probably will need additional ground cover to The other half of the plant not many blossoms but leaves look healthy. There are many varieties of bougainvilleas on the market but none of them are resistant (that I’m aware of anyway). We’re in zone 10a & can get a light frost for a night or 2. Satisfaction guaranteed. Also, you could get the color(s) that you want. The many varieties mean you can find one to suit your need whether filling a pot or covering the entire facade of a house. They’re not too fussy about soil type but it must drain freely. 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