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Bougainvillea

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Botanical Name

Bougainvillea

Hardiness

Zones 9 to 11, grown as annual elsewhere

Height

15 to 40 feet

Width

15 to 40 feet

Flowers

Purple, red, pink, yellow

Light

Full sun

Soil

Well-drained, acidic

Planting and Care

Tolerant of hot, dry locations

Prune for shape, pinch to encourage branching

Overwinter indoors as a houseplant

Problems

Chlorosis in alkaline soil, aphids, mealybug, scale

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