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PlantFiles: Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea 'California Gold'

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

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive marshtackie On Apr 10, 2013, marshtackie from Orlando, FL wrote:

I think this is the variety I had that sported to a scarlet or part-scarlet bract/s. If not, it was Hawaiian Gold (or a similar name).

Positive aprilwillis On Jul 19, 2006, aprilwillis from Missouri City, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a beautiful Bougainvillea; not sure what I did to this one, but sadly I killed it- I know that it was something I did and not the plant.


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

San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Valencia, California
Longboat Key, Florida
Orlando, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Henderson, Nevada
Missouri City, Texas
Richmond, Texas
San Antonio, Texas

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