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How to Use Bougainvillea for Flower Landscaping

By Nell Foster ; Updated September 21, 2017

Bougainvillea are great for flower landscaping due to their rich and very bright colors. Use bougainvillea for flower landscaping with help from an experienced professional gardener on a mission to make gardening stylish, fun and simple in this free video clip.

Transcript

I'm Nell Foster, and this is how to use bougainvillea for flower landscaping. Bougainvillea comes in a wide array of colors, most of them very bright. It's a very popular landscaping plant here in southern California. It's drought tolerant and sun loving. This is my bougainvillea Barbara Karst which I have trained in to a tree form. I also have one growing up and over the garage that is more of a vine. It grows up and over. Beautiful. You can use them on trellises, you can use them on walls, over arbors. They're very versatile. It's just a very vigorous growing plant. I have also seen then as hedges. But they don't bloom as much as a hedge and it's a little more maintenance as a hedge. But you can use them as a hedge and I've just seen them on banks just wildly growing just wild burst of color. Just gorgeous. So if you want a lot of ooh and ah in your landscape then bougainvillea is the plant for you.

 

About the Author

Nell Foster is an experienced professional gardener on a mission to make gardening stylish, fun and simple.