Bougainvillea Blueberry Ice

Bougainvillea Blueberry Ice is a compact and stunning plant with cascading masses of lavender-blue bracts and variegated foliage, ideal for small sunny spaces, and can be grown in pots or planted on hillsides with a minimum of 5-6 hours of sunlight daily.

Bougainvillea Blueberry Ice: Perfect for Small Spaces

Bougainvillea Blueberry Ice is a compact and stunning plant that is perfect for small, sunny spaces. It features cascading masses of lavender-blue flower-like bracts that are offset by variegated green and white foliage. You can mass it in shrub beds, or feature it in patio containers and hanging baskets. It is evergreen in frost-free climates and provides superb warm-season color in colder winter areas.

Tips for Planting and Growing Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea should be planted on higher ground or hillsides, not in water-logged or low areas where water might collect. They will grow best when given enough space to spread out and should be planted in an area that will allow them a minimum of 5-6 hours of sunlight every day.

Vibrant Colors and Blooms

Bougainvillea is a tropical vining shrub that comes in a wide array of bright and fanciful colors. The “flowers” are actually modified leaves, called bracts, that are long-lasting and bright. The colorful bracts outshine the plant’s true (but tiny) flower, much like a poinsettia. The plant usually produces three rounds of vibrant blooms in spring, summer, and autumn.

Growing Bougainvillea in Pots

If you don’t have growing space or live in a suitable climate, you can plant bougainvillea in a pot

Flower Color: Blue, purple, and white bracts with small white flowers

Bloom Size: Small to medium

Flower Time: Blooms repeatedly from spring to fall

Plant Height: 3-6 feet (0.9-1.8 m) when trained as a shrub, up to 20 feet (6.1 m) when grown as a vine

Plant Spread: 3-6 feet (0.9-1.8 m) when trained as a shrub, can spread up to 30 feet (9.1 m) when grown as a vine

Leaves: Small to medium-sized, green, ovate or elliptical, alternate or in threes

Flowers: Lavendar-Blue bracts

Plant Habit: Shrub or vine

Life cycle: Perennial in tropical and subtropical climates, often grown as annuals in cooler climates

Sun Requirements: Full sun

Water Preferences: Moderate watering, can tolerate some drought

Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acidic to neutral

Other: Tolerates heat and humidity, and can be trained to grow as a shrub or a vine

Minimum cold hardiness: USDA zones 9b-11 (20 to 40°F or -6.7 to 4.4°C)