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PlantFiles: Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea 'La Jolla'

Family: Nyctaginaceae (nyk-taj-i-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bougainvillea (boo-gan-VIL-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: La Jolla

Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive lysis On Jun 4, 2011, lysis from Scottsdale, AZ wrote:

Bush variety. Unlike most Bougainvilleas, this one is hardy to the mid 20s before freezing to the ground.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bessemer, Alabama
Queen Creek, Arizona
Scottsdale, Arizona
Citrus Heights, California
San Diego, California
San Leandro, California
Beaufort, South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
El Paso, Texas
Weatherford, Texas

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