Bougainvillea White Stripe, Also Called Coconut Ice
This variety of bougainvillea is compact and perfect for small, sunny spaces, with beautiful white flower-like bracts offset by variegated foliage, making it great for shrub beds or patio containers and hanging baskets, providing superb warm-season color.
Best Time and Location to Plant Bougainvillea
The best time to plant bougainvillea is in early summer, selecting an area in full sun and ensuring the root area also receives full sun, although in hot inland valleys, it can grow well in light shade.
Container potting mix tip: It’s worth the investment to choose a premium container potting mix with a loose texture and organic-based ingredients.
Bougainvillea’s Shallow Root System and Support Requirements
Bougainvillea has a shallow root system of no more than 10 to 12 inches with a slightly longer taproot, which means it needs pruning down to a small size to keep it upright on its own
Bougainvillea Is Calling All Hummingbirds and Butterflies
Bougainvillea is loved by hummingbirds and butterflies because it enlarges the buds next to the petals and dyes them into a beautiful white color, making it a place frequently visited by bees and butterflies and resolving its problem of reproduction.
Out of Gardening Space? No Problem
Bougainvillea usually produces three rounds of vibrant blooms in spring, summer, and autumn, and if there’s no growing space or a suitable climate, it can be planted in a pot.
A Tropical That Withstands A Lot
Bougainvillea is a relatively hardy plant, able to withstand a range of temperatures, from tropical highs of 80 degrees Fahrenheit and above, all the way down to 40 degrees Fahrenheit, the lowest temperature it can tolerate.