If you live in a climate where Bougainvillea will grow to be a flowering skyscraper vine, don’t hesitate to consider another form: SHRUB BOUGAINVILLEA.
If you’re not sure what that looks like, let me introduce you to a beautiful Berkeley, California garden which delivers 100% curb appeal! Using Bougainvillea in a variety of ways in your garden can reap electrifying rewards as you will see in this post…
Shrub form includes trailing and scandent stems. The stems and branches (similar to all Bougainvillea forms) are thorny and this should be considered in areas where children play. Certainly, the thorns can make this a good plant to help keep intruders away.
Bougainvillea is Electrifying
Shrubby Bougainvillea is Unique…
Wake up your garden, and get some curb appeal with shrub form Bougainvillea. Photo examples for this post were taken at peak flowering, during summer. This home is located in the Berkeley Hills and has full sun exposure with the advantage of facing west. Nothing better for the Bougainvillea!
Examples include – Variegated leaves (green with cream edges), orange, red, magenta-red, and purple colored flower bracts