Users' questions

How big does La Jolla bougainvillea get?

How big does La Jolla bougainvillea get?

4-5 feet tall
Bougainvillea ‘La Jolla’ – An evergreen shrub that can reach to 4-5 feet tall and as wide with dark green foliage and large red bracts surrounding the small white flowers – flowers are often on this plant from spring late into the fall and sometimes through a mild winter.

How do you care for a bougainvillea La Jolla?

Bougainvillea tolerates hot, dry locations fairly well, but dislikes constantly wet soils. Good drought tolerance once established, but will look better if watered during dry spells. Water freely in summer and sparingly in the winter. Fertilize every two weeks during the growing season.

Does La Jolla bougainvillea have thorns?

Cold hardy to 25°F and drought tolerant once established, Bougainvillea ‘La Jolla’ is both showy and sturdy. Do be sure to wear puncture resistant gloves when handling Bougainvillea; those thorns can be fierce. Prune in spring, after danger of last frost has passed, and shape as best suits the garden it’s in.

How much water does a torch glow bougainvillea need?

Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established in the landscape, reduce frequency; water container plants regularly, when top 3 in. of soil are dry.

Is there a dwarf bougainvillea?

The only true dwarf bougainvillea is the ‘Helen Johnson’ variety. This is a hardy little shrub that can be kept trimmed to about 3 feet (under a meter) in height. The blossoms of Helen Johnson are hot pink with a tinge of purple.

How do you look after bougainvillea Vera Deep purple?

These plants need sunshine in order to bloom. Prune once flowers have faded. Regular pruning prevents the plant from becoming leggy. Water regularly and thoroughly but allow the top layer of compost to dry out between waterings.

Is there a white bougainvillea?

These white bougainvilleas are tough and versatile. They thrive in a sunny location, so be sure to plant them in full sun for the best show of flowers. After they are established, this White Bougainvillea requires little to moderate water use and is drought tolerant.

What does an overwatered bougainvillea look like?

If You Overwater Bougainvillea… If you overwater your plants, you will notice a loss of flowers and buds, yellowed leaves, and rotting lower leaves. If it goes on too long, you’ll also find that your plant is experiencing root rot. Bougainvillea does not like wet feet.

Why does my bougainvillea have yellow leaves?

Too much or too little water might cause leaves to yellow and drop. Plants that are shocked will develop yellow leaves, especially plants recently moved indoors for the winter. Insects and disease can cause yellowing leaves. Finally, nutrient deficiencies can show up as yellow leaves.

Is Torch Glow bougainvillea messy?

The stubby stalks of Bougainvillea spectabilis “Torch Glow” sport tiny thorns and tightly packed yellow-green leaves, with flowers gracing the tip of each stalk. Blossoms stay longer on the plant, making Torch Glow less messy than other Bougainvillea varieties.