Bougainvillea Sunstone

Medium growing shrub with a unique variegated leaf.

The Beauty of Sunstone Red Bougainvilleas

Sunstone Red Bougainvilleas are one of the most stunning bougainvillea cultivars that you can add to your garden. These beautiful plants bloom with an abundance of vibrant red flowers throughout the year, making them a perfect addition to any landscape. Not only do they add a splash of color to your garden, but they are also incredibly easy to grow and maintain.

A Brief History of Sunstone Red Bougainvilleas

Sunstone Red Bougainvilleas are a relatively new cultivar of bougainvillea. They were first developed by breeders in Thailand, who wanted to create a more vibrant and colorful bougainvillea plant that was resistant to diseases and pests. The result was the Sunstone Red Bougainvillea, which quickly became popular with gardeners all over the world.

How to Care for Sunstone Red Bougainvilleas

Caring for Bougainvilleas is relatively easy. These plants thrive in warm, sunny locations with well-draining soil. They prefer to be watered regularly, but be careful not to overwater them as this can cause root rot. Fertilize them once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer. Prune them regularly to maintain their shape and encourage new growth. And finally, protect them from frost during the winter months by covering them with a frost cloth or moving them to a warmer location. With proper care, your Bougainvilleas will bloom and thrive for many years to come.

Plant Height: Can reach up to 15 feet tall if left unpruned, but can be trained to a smaller size

Plant Spread: Can spread up to 10 feet wide

Leaves: Varigated

Flowers: Small and singular, surrounded by bright red bracts

Other: Tolerates salt spray, making it suitable for coastal gardens

Minimum cold hardiness: USDA zones 9-11, can be damaged by frost

Water Preferences: Mesic, Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0), Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)

Plant Habit: Shrub/vine

Life cycle: Perennial

Sun Requirements: Full sun

Water Preferences: Moderate watering, can tolerate mild drought conditions

Soil pH Preferences: Neutral to slightly acidic (pH 6.0-6.5)

Flower Color: Red

Bloom Size: Small to medium

Flower Time: Blooms in summer and fall, may bloom through mild winters



Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)