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