Bougainvillea is considered to be one of the most beautiful flowering vines of all! Pretty much every home owner asks about the possibility of growing one. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, these tropical thorny plants, native to South America, do great, year round, especially if planted in a sunny, warm spot like a south or west facing wall. Keep them consistently watered until they’re fully established, and you could be looking at a drought tolerant bloom machine for years to come! Want to see how Bougainvillea vines do 12 months of the year? If so, enjoy the Bougainvillea bloom calendar photos below.
Photos below are by season, and dated, to show you strongest bloom times; which is summer, in the SF Bay Area, but expect blooms sometimes 3/4 of the year, if you’re one of the lucky ones! In northern California, expect semi-dormancy in the winter. If you have a mild microclimate/ location foliage may remain all winter. You might even have some bloom January and February.
NOTE: This is part 1 of Bougainvillea series.
Bougainvillea Calendar – Photos Through the Seasons
Bougainvillea in February
Bougainvillea in April
Bougainvillea in June
Bougainvillea in July
Bougainvillea in August
Bougainvillea in October
Bougainvillea in November
Love Bougainvillea and want to learn more about this exceptional plant? Stay tuned, this is a 3 part series. 🙂