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Evergreen vine Beautiful Bougainvillea

Evergreen vine Beautiful Bougainvillea

Bright purple bonsai tree. Evergreen vine Beautiful Bougainvillea

Evergreen vine Beautiful Bougainvillea
Named after a French navigator, Bougainvillea is a native of South America and grows extensively in the warmer climates of the United States. Stunning evergreen vine which is just as happy spreading horizontally or hanging downwards as it is climbing upwards. In fact, it makes itself at home in almost any situation. Grown as a hedge, groomed as a ground cover, pruned as an espalier, trained as a tree or contained in a pot in a variety of shapes. Its trunk tends to be gnarled. In addition, Bougainvillea is ideal for bonsai. Red, violet, orange, yellow or white bracts which appear on the ends of new growth.

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Bonsai tree of Bougainvillea

Flowering most heavily in winter and early spring, some plants put forth scattered clusters all year. The colors vary in tones of purple, lavender, carmine, scarlet, red, pink, orange, yellow and white. Single and double flower forms are also available. Meanwhile, double forms tend to carry their blooms near the end of the stems rather than distributing them evenly over the plant. However, the colorful, papery “blooms” are not flowers; they are bracts. The true flower is white, trumpet shaped and almost unnoticeable within the bracts. Bougainvilleas are available in a variety of species, and each having its unique characteristics.

Evergreen vine Beautiful Bougainvillea

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