Bougainvillea ‘Sundown’

Sundown Bougainvillea
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Plant Type

Vine

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Large

Mature Height & Spread

Vine to 20-25'

Exposure

Full to partial sun

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Orange

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Sunset Garden Zones

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

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

9A-11

Moderately fast-growing, vigorous, woody tropical evergreen vine with stems to 20-25′ long. Can be pruned to maintain a smaller size. This attractive variety is best-suited to milder climates and features lush, dark-green foliage accented with a profusion of vibrant coral-orange flowers appearing throughout the warmer months, attracting hummingbirds. Great for training on fences trellises and arbors or as an impressive large container specimen. Bougainvillea in general does not like root disturbance, so the root ball should be left completely undisturbed when planting. Thrives in summer heat in a well-drained soil and once established has low water needs. Overwatered plants will tend to have more abundant foliage with less abundant bloom. Allow soil to dry between watering. Prefers a full to partial sun exposure.

 

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