Bougainvillea × buttiana 'Miss Manila'
bougainvillea 'Miss Manila'
'Miss Manila' is a vigorous, mainly evergreen, woody-stemmed, scrambling climber with rounded-oval leaves. Bears clusters of pink floral bracts In summer. Reaches about 5m in height
Ultimate height4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread2.5–4 metres
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
- Semi evergreen
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, but preferred minimum temperature is 7-10°C
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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