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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
bougainvillea 'San Diego Red'
Bougainvillea 'Hawaiian Scarlet' Bougainvillea
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
'San Diego Red' is a cultivar with pinkish-red bracts. It can tolerate lower temperatures than many other Bougainvillea cultivars
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or South-facing
Time to ultimate height
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. May survive short spells down to 0?C if kept fairly dry
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
Patio & Container Plants Sub-tropical
Pruning Pruning group 12 in early spring/after flowering
Pests May be attacked by glasshouse whitefly, mealybugs, aphids and glasshouse red spider mite
Generally disease free
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