Bougainvillea spectabilis ‘Purple’

Great Purple Bougainvillea
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Plant Type




Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

15-20' x 10-15'


Full sun


Medium Water

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Coastal Conditions, Deer Resistant, Desert Conditions

Sunset Garden Zones

5, 6, 12-17, 19, 21-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


Woody tropical evergreen vine growing 15-20′ tall x 10-15′ wide. This vigorous and fast-growing variety features masses of bright lavender-purple flowers that bloom repeatedly throughout the warmer months providing a dazzling display of vibrant color. Blooming occurs throughout the warmer months, attracting hummingbirds. Bougainvillea in general does not like root disturbance, so the root ball should be left completely undisturbed when planting. Great for fences, trellises, arbors, hillsides or as a colorful container specimen. Can be pruned to control size, and it should be noted that this variety develops sharp curved thorns which should be considered when choosing a location. Heat and drought tolerant once established. Requires a well-drained soil, and prefers a full sun exposure.

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