Botanical Name: Bougainvillea X 'La Jolla'
 Common Name: La Jolla Bougainvillea
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Ground cover

 

Height Range

6-12'

 

Flower Color

Red

 

Flower Season

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Intermittent

 

Leaf Color

Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Low, Medium

 

Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish, Tropical

 

Accenting Features

Espalier, Showy Flowers

 

Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

 

Location Uses

Patio, Walls / Fences

 

Special Uses

Cascade, Container, Mass Planting

 

Attracts Wildlife

Hummingbirds

Information by:

Photographer: Dave Ryden

  • Description

  • Notes

The large amount of flamboyant color on this species creates a wonderful accent in a garden. Varieties can be in bush or vine form; colors vary. Once established, they tend to need very little supplemental irrigation. 'La Jolla' blooms in bright red; it is a compact shrub, good for containers. All varieties are susceptible to frost damage.
Frost tolerant to 33 F.