I’m not familiar with the climate in middle TN so can’t help you there. I am ready to prune them and put them outside on my patio but I am not sure if they are still alive. I have bought several and I have one thrived and grew huge, it didn’t bloom as much, but I had it in the front yard and I used to call it “the Whomping Willow” as people got attack by it as they past it up. Bougainvillea needs sun & heat to thrive & be a blooming machine. It will be kept on a very sunny closed balcony, in a ceramic container. I’ll just tell you that bougies can’t take more than 2-3 nights below 30F. Initially all the flowers fell off. Fantastic!!! It’s very important that the soil mix is loose & well draining so the roots don’t stay water logged. Bougainvillea plants are tough as nails, which includes their nail-like thorns. Just know that you’ll probably have to water your bougainvilleas in containers more than you would if they’re in the ground. Just like planting a shrub, dig the hole at least 2 times as wide as the rootball. Do I cut it out and repot? I live in London UK. Little did I know that it actually grows into a huge shrub in Hawaii. LOL This past winter I trimmed it down, as a guy at a nursery said I could do. It is kept indoors on my window sill. It won’t hurt the plant at all but I never wanted to see a rim of plastic in the garden. But I recently discovered that her roots have grown out of the drainage holes and drilled between the pavers of my patio. Nell, I planted two of them at my Arizona house. Can they recover? However, if a young plant has been raised in a warm, humid climate or a greenhouse, bougainvillea flower drop can happen even in Zone 9. Bougainvillea are pretty tolerant of drought and will grow in hardiness zones 9 and above. Hi Alok – It depends on the variety of bougainvillea you’re planting, the size the plant is & the size grow pot that it’s in. I used a sharp florist knife to demo the slitting of the grow pot. John Dromgoole’s got the tips, including watering, soil, and pruning. How to Grow Bougainvillea Bonsai tree | Grow thick trunk in the ground // Mammal Bonsai . The frequency will be increased as the weather heats up. Spring or summer is a great time to plant your bougainvillea because that gives it plenty of time to settle in before winter comes. Just know that the bigger the bougie gets, the bigger the pot you’ll need. I’ve found that some varieties are more floriferous than others. That’s basil! Can they recover? It’s B. Rainbow Gold. I am wondering if the roots are now too tight and near the edge of the hanging pot. However azaleas will require partial shade in climates with intense sun as full sun can lead to sun burnt leaves and increase the risk of drought. The USDA zone info for Pittsburgh can be looked at to estimate when you can plant bougainvillea. The leaves are still on them but they are wilted and droopy. Flaming bougainvillea revels in summer’s heat, but what’s the trick to keep them blooming? One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. thank you so much for this as I just bought one today. The mere mention of ‘bougainvillea’ can send many gardeners into an immediate state of panic. It hasn’t done this in past summers. The leaves are still on them but they are wilted and droopy. Hi Nell, I am so thankful I found this site. When should I give them their first pruning? winter season is the best season for purchase of bougainvillea plant as we can see the flowers and choose the different flower colour bougainvillea plant\r \r join facebook group\r link :-\r. Bloom Size: Unknown - Tell us. Whether you cut that off or not is up to you. Bougainvilleas grow best outdoors in warm locations such as zone 9 or higher. However, after reading more online, it seems that bougs can’t handle freezing temps. Bougainvillea is a hardy tropical vine that grows in areas where winter temperatures remain above 30 degrees F. (-1 C.). There are no new leaves or flowers and no new growth. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances. These are colorful vines that ramble or climb 20 feet or more and bloom for long periods in a wide range of colors, both pastel and bright. My wife picked out a pale pink with a kind of long petals. You can find clematises that will thrive in zones 4 t0 9. HI Nell.. i am in Delhi, India. That’s basil! © 2020 Joy Us Garden | Care, Propagation, and Pruning About | Contact | PRIVACY POLICYDesign By Viva la Violet, Mother Nature Inspired Christmas Ornaments, « How I Potted My Staghorn Fern To Grow In The Desert, Getting 2 Plants From 1: Dividing And Planting A Foxtail Fern ». Also, the shorter growing varieties are much better suited to growing in containers. Too much water = too much green growth & eventually rot. I’m tickled pink to have you here! They need regular waterings (not shallow) to get established. It always grew back bigger than ever with tons of blooms. HUGE SALE PRICES REDUCED STOREWIDE SALE Viburnum odoratissimum 300mm pots Great Hedging or Screening FAST GROWING Berrigans Rd Nursery 34 Berrigans Rd Mudgeeraba GOLD COAST PHONE 55 302 577 Open 7 days Mon to Sat 8am to 4pm Sunday 9am to 3pm 34 berrigans road Mudgeraba QLD on the gold coast we also have a large nursery feel free to come and have a look at our large selection … Please help! She says, “One of the first things I do everyday is check out your latest garden. It seems to be thriving and is at the moment covered with gorgeous bright pink blooms. Happy gardening! And fair enough to… I’ve had my fair share of bad experiences and lacerations in dealing with them, mainly in a past life as professional gardening contractor where I’ve been asked to tame yet another bougie gone wild. However, it’s a big baby when it comes to the roots & doesn’t like to have them disturbed. This is where I first discovered bougainvillea and found out about this 1 important thing to know which came directly from the grower. Here’s how to care for it: https://www.joyusgarden.com/care-growing-tips-bougainvillea/ Nell, Hi Susanne – I don’t fertilize mine & in general they don’t need it. They get full sun and growing nicely. Make sure the soil mix drains well. I planted two boganvelia shrubs and made the big mistake of watering them too much for the first 5 months then when I learned; I stopped watering them. Other details: Unknown - Tell us. I didn’t read your post when I planted it, so I cut the grow pot and took the plant out, and planted it in a big ceramic container. It can be propagated from stem and root cuttings. Thank you! Plant Needs. Skip to Main Content Hopefully I can learn from you and get mine growing this summer season. The bougainvillea is a tropical vine whose bright, vibrant flowers positively glow in the landscape. While most bloom in the summer and early fall, others bloom in the spring. I plant bougies in pots by themselves but annuals might be your best bet. The plant usually produces three rounds of vibrant blooms in spring, summer and autumn. Jamaican poinsettia. I just bought my first two bougies!so excited! Just like planting a shrub, dig the hole at least 2 times as wide as the rootball. My husband brought two hanging baskets home for me today. I trimmed it after reading your post to encourage new growth. My questions are 1). Recently planted (2 )15 gallon and (3) 3 gallon bougainvillea on a trellis against my garage. And, a lot depends on climate conditions. Uses A little hummer enjoying my “Rainbow Gold”. something prevented me from planting her today, and I’m so glad.. now I know I will keep her in the pot. The last month that you can plant bougainvillea and expect a good harvest is probably August. Bougainvillea are popular ornamental plants in most areas with warm climates, such as Florida and South Carolina, and across the Mediterranean Basin.. They got hit this year by 1 night below 30F – just light damage though. Bougainvillea can be grown as a houseplant. What type of fertilizer? Nell. This method allows the roots to grow out of the pot but also protects the rootball. Put a few slits in the side & bottom of the pot, being careful not to slash too deeply into the rootball. Hi – Repotting a bougainvillea can be a crapshoot because they don’t like to have their roots disturbed. As a climbing vine, it should either be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. Bougainvillea spectabilis is native to Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, and Chubut Province, Argentina, but it has been introduced in many other areas. There is nothing quite like a bougainvillea in full bloom. I just bought three torch glows and am wondering how far apart should i plant them? I’m not sure where you live, but some bougies are semi-deciduous or fully deciduous in the winter. The last one, was watered too much, I’m sure because I planted it near my vegetable garden to make sure it was watered well, as I thought underwatering was what killed the other two, I lasted about 3 years, but it was barely a living stick with tiny leaves on it. Is it possible to keep it healthy like that? California Gold Bougainvilleas can eventually grow to 25′ tall. The garden center will be able to help you with that. Not knowing where you live, I’d just leave it alone for now & see what it does. Clematis is as close as we can get. Before I could transplant it again, it finally died. She’s done just well and flowered like mad last January. All the Leaves fall off and it takes a while to recover but it bloomes just beautiful lnside all Winter. We got it at Home Depot complete with trellis. I live in northern Ontario Canada I bought a Bogenvilla tree (small) at lowes 4 years ,actually 2 I plant one in the ground and I leave one in the Pot. Just found your blog after buying a California Gold Bougainvillea! I planted it a month ago and they are still fairly small vines. Since the USDA zone info for Pittsburgh is just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Hi Nell – I do compost them every couple of years as a means of feeding. Sedum. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 0°F. Bougainvillea flower drop can be caused by temperatures that are lower than those the plant is used to. If you have an unusual cold snap, a newly planted bougainvillea (say in late fall) is much more likely to get hit &/or not recover. If you get 1, try to plant it in a protected location & cover it on cold nights. Generally, bougainvillea plants are hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 and above. That’s a crap shoot also. I’m glad you found this post because now your bougie will settle in happily & not go through any shock. Planting & Growing How to plant grow and harvest basil An attractive garden plant that’s easy to grow and is an essential ingredient in a multitude of dishes. She gets bigger and bigger and I want to transplant her but I don’t know where to start! Bougainvillea can be pruned and trained to grow in containers. It could also be a reaction to being moved (perhaps going to a lower light or cooler environ) or it’s coincidentally nearing the end of its bloom cycle. 05/21/2017. You can read our policies here. I had NO CLUE what they were! The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area. Danger: Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling. Could overwatering be the problem? I’ve just purchased and planted a gorgeous bougy (full sun for 6-7+ hrs/day) but now I’m afraid it won’t make it through next winter. This is 1 of the reasons you want to successfully plant your bougainvillea – hummingbirds & butterflies love them! Even though the plants are tough, the roots are fairly fragile & brittle. I have a question about my bougainvillea. Playing next. How should i plant it, and what should i take care for planting it good. Lindsay – It’s hard to say when they’ll be established because that basically happens underground. However, bougainvillea is not as cold hardy as agapanthus but you … Here are some of the bets agave varieties you can grow 2. Borderline winter-hardy in central Pennsylvania, the anise tree is a rounded shrub, growing eight to 10 feet tall and six to eight feet wide. Lithops are unique, stone-like succulent plants with a very low watering requirement. You won’t get much if any flowering at this time. I remember my mother often bought a nice hanging planter of this pretty vine for the summer. Since half of the time in Pittsburgh we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your bougainvillea if we have a surprise late frost. Bougainvillea are surprisingly easy to grow, and their needs are minimal – full sun, well-drained soil and intermittent irrigation as they are drought tolerant. After all, I want your bougainvillea to grow, thrive and flower like crazy! Nell. Since they bloom on new wood, John shows where to prune to promote flowers between resting cycles. I always top my container planting with a 1-2″ layer of the compost, again for extra good measure. Nell. Growing Bougainvillea. Cultivation. Thank you for all of the great information! What makes them so striking to me (besides the stunning bright pink blooms) are that they are so wild and lanky! I need help with my attempt at these lovely plants. This sun-loving plant loves moist, well-drained soil, and it needs to be supported. I love purple & orange together; so yes, please send a picture when they bloom to: [email protected] Any idea in what to do? If you don’t do this 1 thing, it’s a crapshoot as to whether your bougainvillea will do well or even survive. I am posting this again because I am not sure if you received it the first time (June 3, 2018). I always keep a 2-3″ layer of compost on top for good measure. When planting in containers, use a good organic potting soil. 3). Nell. Plants will go dormant in colder weather and should be watered sparingly. Nell, Hi Nell! Planting a bougainvillea isn’t too much different than planting any other shrub or vine except for 1 key factor. Hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies will stop by often. Hi Vikki – Congratulations on keeping your indoor bougainvillea thriving & flowering; in London no less! It hasn’t come back. Wish me luck! Even though their root systems aren’t extremely extensive, they do need room to grow. Plant them in the grow pots (with slits) & refer to this post: https://www.joyusgarden.com/care-growing-tips-bougainvillea/ I find the pruning & the sweeping (they make my patios a colorful mess) are well worth it. Required fields are marked *. This Year not so mutch too mutch Rain.thanks for all the info. Maybe 3 ft tall at most, Tess – It could be: the light is too low, transplant stress, not enough water, or too much water. Oo-La-La® Bougainvillea will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Bloom Time: Blooms repeatedly. HELP!! Hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies will stop by often. For zones lower than 9, move them indoors to a garage or greenhouse over winter. The few night a year it gets cold I being it inside. Any later than that and your bougainvillea may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Is this unusual? In the Spring I do it all again and it is a showstopper. Haha! It is January!! For best planting results, be sure to leave your bougainvillea in the grow pot when planting it. I always amend in the ratio of 1/3 local organic compost to 2/3 native soil when planting bougainvillea. The colorful parts are actually modified leaves called bracts. With a little patience and care, bougainvillea can be trained to climb and drape itself over walls, trellises or around and over pergolas. Depending on the size of the initial pot, you will probably eventually need to repot it which bougies aren’t crazy about. Yes it could. Hi Ana – Nell. The average date of last frost is April 15 in Pittsburgh. Can be grown as a houseplant. I am extremely new to gardening and would like to keep the little guy alive. You can give them a light pruning after their 1st big flush of flowers has occurred. Loosen the soil on the bottom of the hole to make sure the water will drain out. Either way, just be very careful not to cut too deeply into the root ball. Bougainvilleas can produce two or three beautiful displays of flowers in spring, summer and fall. I live in Hong Kong where the climate is sub-tropical and can be very hot and humid during the summer. Should I just leave it alone? Flame of Jamaica, a.k.a. Thanks again on the education! These are colorful vines that ramble or climb 20 feet or more and bloom for long periods in a wide range of colors, both pastel and bright. Phil Dudman. Thank you for the wonderful on your website. This time I am leaving them in the pot, and planting in a sunny location against the fence that borders my and my neighbor’s yards. Any later than that and your bougainvillea may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you repot, the best thing to do is leave it in that pot, cut slits in the sides & repot the whole thing. 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