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bougainvillea 'Poulton's Special'
Bougainvillea 'Poultonii Special'
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
'Poulton's Special' is a evergreen climber to 5m, with ovate leaves and clusters of magenta-rose bracts surrounding small white flowers
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
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
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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