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Bougainvillea × buttiana 'Killie Campbell'

bougainvillea 'Killie Campbell'

A vigorous evergreen scrambling climber to 6m or more, with ovate leaves and clusters of small white flowers with large coppery-orange bracts

Synonyms
Bougainvillea 'Killie Campbell'

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Size
Ultimate height
8–12 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
2.5–4 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring
Summer Orange Red White
Autumn Orange Red White
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H2
Botanical details
Family
Nyctaginaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Climbing
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

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow outdoors in well-drained compost in a sunny frost-free area. Grow under glass in loam-based potting compost in full light

Propagation

Propagate by softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings or layering

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Patio and container plants
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 12

Pests

May be susceptible to mealybugs and aphids under glass

Diseases

May be susceptible to a rust, powdery mildews and a leaf spot

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