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

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