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Orange King Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea x buttiana 'Orange King'

Item 1320

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USDA Zone:
10-11
Your zone may be too cold for this plant:
6
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Description:

A strong vining habit that provides quick cover and beautiful, showy masses of bronze-orange flowers. Use for a lush tropical effect on arbors, trellises, and spilling over fences. Evergreen in frost-free regions; can be used in colder climates as a summer annual for patio containers and hanging baskets.

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Average Landscape Size
Vigorous stems quickly climb 20 to 30 ft. with support.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Bougainvillea x buttiana 'Orange King'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Special Feature: Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers ,   Long Bloom Season
Bloom Time: Summer; nearly year-round in frost-free regions.
Flower Color: Orange
Garden Style: Tropical ,   Rustic ,   Mediterranean ,   Cottage ,   Contemporary
Design Ideas: Orange coloring makes this Bougainvillea unique. It is both reliable and vigorous, growing tall enough to shroud arbors in shade-giving foliage and flowers. Train it onto walls and fences, or onto unsightly sheds. Spiral the stems up posts and columns, and through wrought iron panels or fences. Super contrast against red tile roofs. A great choice for dry gardens in very hot landscapes

Provide average to lean, fast draining soil. USE CAUTION not to damage roots when planting. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Reduce frequency, once established; water container plants regularly, when top 3 in. of soil are dry. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Apply fertilizer in spring.

History

The intense color of these plants, often mistaken for the flowers is actually the bracts which draw pollinators to smaller more insignificant white tubular flowers nestled within.

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