Geographic origins: Brazil.
Adult size: Height up to 5 metres, width up to 5 metres.
Type of soil: Rich, light and well drained.
Hardiness: Hardy to -5°C. It is advisable to protect from frost in the winter.
Exposure: Full sun.
Properties and uses:
The bougainvillea is a climbing shrub that is well loved for the colourful bracts found around the base of the flowers. The flowers such that it has are white and discreet.
It is preferable to grow it in a pot and over winter it at a temperature between 10 and 15°C.