• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Bougainvillea (Spectoperuviana Group) 'Mary Palmer's Enchantment'

bougainvillea 'Mary Palmer's Enchantment'

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
  • Other common names bougainvillea 'Mary Palmer's Enchantment'

  • Synonyms Bougainvillea 'Enchantment'
    Bougainvillea 'Penelope'

    Bougainvillea 'Mary Palmer's Enchantment'

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  • Family Nyctaginaceae

  • Genus Bougainvillea are scandent evergreen shrubs, sometimes thorny, with simple ovate leaves and clusters of small tubular flowers each enclosed by 3 showy, brightly coloured ovate bracts

  • Details 'Mary Palmer's Enchantment' arose as a sport of 'Mary Palmer'. It bears white bracts with green veins in summer. The light green leaves are coppery tinged when new

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Climbing

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H2

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect West-facing or South-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam, Sand

  • pHAlkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 4-8 metres

  • Ultimate spread 2.5-4 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Under glass grow in loam-based potting compost in full light and water freely in summer and keep just moist in winter. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly. If container grown can be put outside in summer. Water sparingly in winter. Frost tender, enjoying 7-10?C, but may survive short spells down to 0?C if kept fairly dry

Propagation Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in summer or softwood cuttings in early spring. Layering can be done in early autumn or spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Wall-side Borders Patio & Container Plants Sub-tropical

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 12 in early spring/after flowering

Pests May be attacked by glasshouse whitefly, mealybugs, aphids and glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases Generally disease free

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