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Bougainvillea Gloucester Royal

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Bougainvillea Gloucester Royal is a larger growing cultivar. Flowering mostly in the cooler months it produces rich, claret-red bracts. The new leaf growth is purplish-red and develops into dark green pointed leaves. They survive with little water and are relatively disease-free. 

Bougainvillea are long flowering and can be adapted for a wide variety of landscaping uses. Some of these uses include topiary, hedging, hanging baskets, arbours and arches. Today’s Bougainvillea have a great range in growth habit and height. There are dwarf varieties that grow to only a metre, compact medium growers and some such as White Cascade that offer a beautiful cascading habit. Bougainvillea prefer a well drained soil and sunny position. The range of colours offers limitless combinations and a palette to choose from that would satisfy any landscape design.

Quick Facts

  • Full sun 
  • Drought resistant 
  • Deep claret-red bracts 
  • Grows to 5 metres
  • Tough plant once established
  • Great for boundary plantings

How far apart should I space my plants ?

Hedging plants - space at 4m, otherwise, 6m apart.

Please note: At this small size, Bougainvillea have delicate roots and should be handled with care. DO NOT tease or disturb roots but rather water the tube well, gently invert and tap tube on the side of a hard surface so it slides out. Our recommendation is to plant our beautifully-grown Bougainvillea into a larger pots rather than directly into the ground.

We carefully package your plants into a customised box to ensure safe transport, healthy plants and delivery to your door.

 

 

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