Bougainvillea × buttiana 'Poulton's Special'
bougainvillea 'Poulton's Special'
An evergreen climber to 5m, with ovate leaves and clusters of magenta-rose bracts surrounding small white flowers
SynonymsBougainvillea 'Poultonii Special'
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Ultimate height4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread1–1.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
|Summer||Pink Purple White||Green|
|Autumn||Pink Purple White||Green|
- Full sun
South–facing or East–facing
- Native to the UK
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
How to grow
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
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Patio and container plants
- Wall side borders
Pruning group 12 in early spring/after flowering
Generally disease free
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