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Botanical Name Bougainvillea 'Sundown Orange'
Description Strong vining habit for quick cover; an interesting mix of single flower bracts that open as deep orange before turning coral as they mature. For cool seasoned gardens this can be used as summer annual in containers and hanging baskets.
Exposure Full Sun
Height x Width 20-30', spreading
Water Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Zones Zones 10-11
Fertilization Fertilize in spring and fall with a well balanced fertilizer.
Pruning Prune to shape and keep tidy.

This heat loving flowering shrub boasts beautiful bracts (colored leaves) atop upright vining branches. These flowering machines will bloom year-round in warm climates. In a climate where the winters are cool, they’ll bloom for 9-10 months. The tiny white centers are actually the flowers and the bracts are what give us those big shows of color. Bougainvilleas put out a big explosion of color, drop their bracts and then flower again. Makes for a wonderful accent plant as its rapid growth makes this an excellent selection as a cover for arbors trellises and fences. Prefers dry well drained soil for best flower production. Blooms much better when grown in pots.

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