Thursday, March 15, 2012
Photo - Bougainvillea 'San Diego Red'
This variety of Bougainvillea grows everywhere in San Diego.
This shrub is great for year round color as long as you plant
it in a sunny location. 'San Diego Red' can reach 12-15 feet wide
and loves to sprawl over a fence as seen in this photo.
Bougainvilleas are drought tolerant but they are also frost sensitive.
A sustained chill of under 30 degrees will kill the top of the plant,
but not the whole plant. Bougainvilleas are also thorny, so use carefully.
Photo by Doug Kalal
Posted by Doug Kalal at 8:01 AM